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Fig. 1

From: Mosquito electrocuting traps for directly measuring biting rates and host-preferences of Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles funestus outdoors

Fig. 1

a Volunteer sampling mosquitoes by exposing his legs in the centre of the trap while the rest of his body is protected from mosquito bites. b Complete panels joined together to make a large Mosquito Electrocuting Trap (MET) to accommodates a sitting volunteer. c A 3-dimensional schematic of the MET showing panels made of PVC frame (r) with alternating stainless steel wire (s) arranged in parallel, spaced 5 mm apart, with drilled holes along the PVC frame (x), and supported with PVC struts (z) in the middle. The panels are interconnected by hinges (y), and electric wire joins positive and negative terminals of the panels (t). d Protective fence made of bamboo which is enclosed within the MET to prevent host contact with electrified grid. e A diagram shows the whole set up of a large MET. f Complete panels joined together to make a large MET-LC to accommodates cattle

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