I'm Ben, and I'm 18 years old. In addition to mothing I like to play soccer,
and expect to play varsity in college next year, where I plan on majoring in Christian Theology. I am also
intensly interested in music.
Hi, I'm Adam. I'm 18 years old. After graduating
high school this coming June, I plan to study broadcast journalism in college and eventually become a sportscaster.
In addition to mothing, I am an avid fan of a variety of sports, and
I enjoy working on and showing classic cars.
How We Moth
The process starts in morning, when we pepare "moth bait." Moths like to sip it
during the night. The recipe is as follows
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of sryup
5 oz of beer (preferable stale)
1/3 cup of honey
rotten fruit if you have it
Let it ferment until evening, then we spead it on a couple trees; It is best if the trees are along trails. After that
is done, we turn on our lights, a 175 watt mercury vapor light, a bug zapper with the zapper grid disabled
(see our home page for directions), and a few halogen lights. the mecury vapor is most effective and can be bought at
your local hardware store. Behind each light, we hang a sheet, the sheet acts as a landing pad for the
When that is done, we go inside until 10 o'clock, and then we begin to moth! We take our nets outside to the lights,
and catch any moths we want to identify or photograph then we bring them to our "moth habitats"
(we use portable mesh laundry hampers that were bought at IKEA, but they can probably be found elsewhere as well). We then
bring out our ID books, figure it out, and take pictures the next day. After that we release the moths, and do it all over
again. It is important that you don't run the light every night, or you could mess up the moths whole life. They weren't meant
to spend their whole lives sitting on a big sheet. Many will just linger in the area if you run the light every night.