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Picture of MV light setup

Night Collecting - 4
Glendora Ridge Road, Los Angeles County, California

Here is me using another technique for setting up a mercury vapor lamp. A white sheet is spread out flat on the ground and the MV light is set on a tripod in the middle (powered by a Honda T1000 portable generator). I hang a UV light underneath the tripod for good measure. The advantage of this method is that the light shines in all directions, 360 degrees. The disadvantage is that I have to get down on my knees to capture the moths that land on the sheet.

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