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Penang Hill BioBlitz Argonaut Update – Travis McCoy

10/22/2017 Update by Travis McCoy during the Penang Hill BioBlitz 2017:

Student Argonaut Travis McCoy is from Littleton, West Virginia. He shared his journal entry documenting his experience working with the mosquito survey team.

Today when I arrived at base camp I learned that I was going to collect mosquitos from traps with Dr. Durrel Kapan. After hiking through the rainforest to Site 2 we arrived at a dry ice trap and a UV light trap hanging from a tree. There were many mosquitos inside the mesh of both traps. About 40 meters from the other traps there were two more traps: another dry ice and another UV light.

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