|New bug sucker 2.0, AKA pooter!|
|bug collector V. 1.0|
I don't have many aphids, and they didn't seem to make a dint in my white fly population. What good are they? I have caught 98 lady beetles, so far. Can't wait until I can put this plant outdoors!
My old bug collector is somewhat wonky, and I made a new one. Did you know they are called Pooters?!
|So nice to see bright blooms!|
I remember making bug suckers with a class once-upon-a-time, with my students. I loved integrating science into curriculum. We would grow bulbs, and photograph their daily growth, chart it on a graph, track the rate of blooms.
We used old film canisters, in the good old days of 35 mm, but I used a mason jar and a hot glue gun to secure two tubes into the lid.
|Cover the end with gauze so you don't suck up the bugs.|
Sort of an anti-bug sucker!
|Lots of hot glue to keep the seal.|
Bugs come in the one tube,
as you suck through the other tube.