Closing Traps

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Apr 4, 2002
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I woke up this morning and looked at my S.W.Giant on my windowsill. There was one new trap which had just opened up. There was more sun at one end of the house, so i moved the aqarium (carefully) to a sunny windowsill. After breakfast i went to look at them again. The very same trap that had just opened had closed! The aquarium has a lid, so NO flys or insects could have triggered the traps. The only thing which i can think of is that it was triggered when i carried it to the sunny windowsill. But i was carefull, surely the traps are not incredibly sensitive ? This has never happened to my normal Vft which i move regulary to the sunniest position in my house.
 
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This is getting wierd. Anyone else has this happening to their S.W.Giant or know WHY??
 
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Aug 27, 2001
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Hi Guys,
It is possible to trigger off a flytap without touching the trigger hairs themselves. Even a sudden change in temperature has been known to cause this.

You can try tapping with your finger the outside of a trap and watch it close...
 
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