HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH A SAMPLE

ATTENTION:
We are in the pilot phase of Project AeTrapp and the system is still in tests.
The application is currently available only for trained users.
You can click on the images at any time to see them in a larger size.

After registering your trap and filling the data in the application, you will receive a weekly reminder to photograph your sample.
Follow the guidelines for taking pictures with quality, so you can ensure that the system is calculating the number of eggs in the sample correctly.

The palette must be removed before the disposal of the liquid from the trap.
Remove the palette with care for the eggs do not come loose.

ATTENTION!
Even if there are no visible eggs, you must take pictures of the palette and send to the system.

Place the palette in a clean container.
The palette must be clean, but eventually, there may be some dirt, such as leaves and dead insects.

If there are large pieces of dirt, remove them carefully.

Leave the palette to dry completely – it will dry faster in the sun.

After drying, it is possible that the palette is slightly deformed.

Straighten it carefully, without touching the region with eggs, leaving this surface as plain as possible.

Find a place well lit to take the photo of the palette.
Shoot during the day

A bench facing a window, without direct incidence of sunlight in the palette, it’s a good place.
Do not use flash or artificial lighting.

Open the application AeTrapp, find your trap in the menu Traps/Armadilhas click the camera icon.

Place the palette on a background of white paper.
Using books, make a stand for the cell phone as shown in the image.

Adjust the height of the cell phone by adding or removing books, so that the palette is fully framed on the screen.
You must take the picture as close as possible, but without cutting the edges of the palette.

ATTENTION!
Don’t forget that the photo must be taken against a background of white paper.
Otherwise, the system does not recognize the sample.

To adjust the focus, tap the screen over the edge of the blue circle.

Make sure that there are no shadows of the cell phone or other objects on the palette and shoot.

Check if the photo was well lit, with a correct focus and if the palette appears completely, without cuts.

ATTENTION!
After sending the picture, wait a few minutes until you receive the result of the analysis.
If the sample is not accepted, check the error message and take a new photo by correcting the problem detected.

After receiving the message of success in the analysis, pour bleach over the eggs so that they do not hatch into larvae.
Discard the palette in the trash.
Even if the palette does not have visible eggs, do not reuse it.

Pour the water of the trap on the ground or grass, in a place where puddles will not appear.

Wash the trap with a sponge, soap, and water, rubbing well the internal walls.
Use neutral soap and remove all the slime of the trap.
Rinse well.

Clean the dispenser of grass in the same way.

ATTENTION!
Properly dispose of the palette and hygienize well the trap to prevent the hatching of eggs.

With the trap clean, place a new palette and reload the dispenser with grass.
Fill the trap with clean water until the top of the circle of the blue circle.

Install the trap again, always in the same place.
Repeat the procedure on a weekly basis and continue contributing with the monitoring of Aedes.

ATTENTION!
The quality of the pictures is essential for the functioning of the system.
Always follow the guidelines!