Originally Posted by zukiguy
First trip using my OES 4-season tarp in dark forest green was interesting. I rigged it relatively steep as we were expecting some nasty weather and when I ducked under it to hop in the hammock there was literally a cloud of mosquitoes and gnats under the tarp. There were almost no bugs out just flying around in the open. I doubt the color had as much to do with the darkness created by the enclosed space.
I'd agree. When pondering while in my hammock I briefly thought about the CO2 concentration being higher at the peak of the tarp but it didn't make sense scientifically so my best guess is it is slightly cooler in the shade of the tarp.