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Archive for February 18th, 2012


Sifters

Sifters are used to collect insects and mites that live in ground litter, leaf mold, rotting wood, mammal and bird nests, fungi, shore detritus, lichens, mosses, and similar material. Sifters are especially useful for winter collecting to pick up hibernating specimens. Almost any container with a wire-mesh screen bottom will serve as a sifter. The […]

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Beating Sheets

A beating sheet needs to be fabricated from tough fabric, ideally white, mounted on a frame roughly 1 meter square, composed of two pieces of doweling or some other light-weight wood crossing one another in addition to being installed with pockets at every corner of the fabric. A common light-colored umbrella can also be utilized […]

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