We at Spartan have been designing and testing Mosquito Eradicator technology, beginning with early prototypes in multiple labs and outdoor environments across the globe for over 5 years. We record mosquito interactions with our devices using close up video, where we can monitor mosquito behaviors and interactions with our devices.
There are slanderous claims in the scientific community claiming the holes in our devices are too small for mosquitoes to enter, specifically Anopheles quadrimaculatus, Aedes aegypti, and Culex quinquefasciatus. They clearly go through the holes.
If you are a member of the scientific community and feel like our video studies do not demonstrate the fact that mosquitoes, specifically Anopheles quadrimaculatus, Aedes aegypti, and Culex quinquefasciatus, can in fact enter our devices, then we challenge you to prove that they cannot. We back our evidence with a $500,000 challenge. This challenge is limited to researches who have published papers on related topics prior to the start date of the challenge.
If you, as a member of the scientific community, are the first entity to prove that mosquitoes, specifically Anopheles quadrimaculatus, Aedes aegypti, and Culex quinquefasciatus, cannot enter our Mosquito Eradicator devices through the side holes in the Spartan Mosquito Eradicator cap, then we will pay your research team $500,000. That is half a million U.S. dollars to prove what you have already claimed, if you are one of the groups that has already published theories or research supporting that opinion.
Before you accept this challenge, we highly encourage you to watch our videos once more; even twice. If you are still compelled to try to disprove something you are seeing with your very own eyes, then we wish you good luck.
Here are the rules:
This contest will require video evidence and potential onsite evaluation. We will only entertain entries that offer proof, not theories.
This contest is not a theoretical study, we will not entertain entries that are only theoretically based. Verified proof is required.
Materials and requirements:
1. A minimum of 100 mixed sex of any of the three aforementioned species (no more than a 70/30 ratio either way) but no more than 300, released per habitat.
2. You must set up at least one test habitat and at least one control habitat.
3. Any test habitat to house the mosquitoes must be either bug dorms no larger than 24″x24x24”, or an aquarium of no more than 50 gallons. If using an aquarium, use a mesh top that will allow air to move in and out of the habitat. The mesh should be small enough to disallow the mosquitoes from escape.
4. The product for the test, per habitat, must consist of our tube, our cap, and a 10% sugar water solution. Use warm bottled water when filling the container.
5. No other chemicals, materials, or repellents can be used in or on the product or habitat.
6. You must regulate and maintain a temperature of 75°F to 82°F in the habitats.
7. You must regulate and maintain a relative humidity of 60% to 80% in the habitats.
8. You must continuously record the temperature and humidity in the habitats.
9. You must have a digital timer for inside the habitat.
10. You must capture both the test and control habitats on video.
11. You must use video to document a close up of the cap holes. See videos above.
12. You must place a wicked sugar water feeder in the control habitat so that there is a food source. See picture below.
13. Test must be repeatable with same or reasonably similar results.
14. Test must be verified by a third-party sponsored by the research group.
15. Test must be verified by a third-party sponsored by Spartan Mosquito.
1. Purchase or grow mosquito species (must be either the Anopheles quadrimaculatus, Aedes aegypti or Culex quinquefasciatus) with a minimum of 100 and up to 300 mixed sex (no more than a 70/30 ratio either way), per habitat. These must be young adults, no more than 3 to 4 days old, by the time of receipt and start of the test.
2. Allow mosquitoes to equilibrate for 5 to 7 hours after receipt and before releasing them into the habitat.
3. Prepare food sources.
4. In the test habitat, place the product (tube, cap, 10% sugar water) in the center, start timer and release the mosquitoes.
5. In the control habitat, place the wicked sugar water in the center and release the mosquitoes.
6. Begin video recording. See image below for cap placement.
7. Do an initial mortality count one hour after release.
8. Take mortality counts every 4 to 6 hours.
9. Allow the test to run for at least 96 hours.
What to submit:
1. Full videos without a time lapse.
2. Receipt of purchased or documentation of grown mosquitoes
3. FedEx tracking information to verify time of receipt.
4. Digital evidence of when the test was started and concluded.
5. Software and data used to monitor the temperature and humidity.
6. Mosquito mortality counts.
7. Documentation of the experimental steps taken.
8. Other documents to verify all parameters were properly adhered to, if requested.