Light Trap

Light Trap
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Complete and Ready to Deploy LIGHT TRAP Kit Includes:
1) Quadrafoil Light Trap x clear PETG construction, foam flotation
2) Detachable draining assembly x 250 micron (Nitex Nylon) with spare attachment tubing
3) Chemical light stick
4) Bucket-type carry case


  • Passive sampling of a broad range of planktonic organisms

  • Compact, rugged design is suitable for lotic, lentic and hatchery environments

  • Modified design includes an alternative light source, collection assembly and floatation device

About Our Light Traps

Key Features

Cloverleaf Shaped Array, 30 cm (diameter) x cm x 25 cm (Height) with four entry slits x 5 (+/- 1.5) mm wide
Robust design, clear polycarbonate construction w/fixed slit width x 5 (+/- 1.5) mm wide (custom split widths available)
Collection Basin/Seive x 250 micron (or specify mesh size)
Top plate closed cell flotation block
Central light tube 20 mm diameter x 25 cm long with cap
Rigging hardware, one chemical light stick
Commonly Used Light Sources (Light Source Not Included):

  • Chemical Light Sticks
  • Squid Fishing Jigs
  • Waterproof flashlights
  • LED pool lights


Secor, D.H., J. Hansbarger, 1992. Modification of the quatrefoil light trap for use in hatchery ponds. Prog. Fish. Cult, 54:3, pp 202-205. Floyd, K.B., W.H. Courtenay, and R. D. Hoyt. 1984. A new larval fish trap: the quatrefoil trap. Prog. Fish Cult., 46:216-219. Ulrich, G.W., 1986. Construction of a compact submersible aquatic light trap. Pan-Pac. Entomol. 52:2, pp 144-149. Faber, D.J., 1990. A light trap to sample littoral and limnetic regions of lakes. Verh. Int. Ver. Theor. Limnol. 21:2.