Sunday, September 14, 2008

Aspirators and Suction Devices

The aspirator (fig A), known in England as a ‘pooter,’ is a convenient and effective device for collecting small insects and mites. The following materials are needed to construct an aspirator:

(1) Vial 2.5-5 cm in diameter and about 12 cm long.

(2) Two pieces of glass or copper tubing about 7 mm in diameter, one piece about 8 cm long and the other about 13 cm long.

(3) Rubber stopper with two holes in which the tubing will fit snugly.

(4) Piece of flexible rubber or plastic tubing about 1 meter long, with diameter just large enough to fit snugly over one end of shorter piece of stiff tubing.

(5) Small piece of cloth mesh, such as cheesecloth, and rubberband.

1 comment:

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