Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA April 20, 2007
I set up a sorting station in the front yard where escaping spiders would be no concern. (I didn't want them in the house.) I used a polyethylene storage container in flostam sorting. I did double handfuls at a time, looking first for larger beetles that I put into one of four arboreal traps I made from two-liter soda bottles I dug out of neighbors' recycling containers. (I'm not much of a soda drinker.) Then I went after the small guys with my aspirator.
I made a special spider pooter that works like a champ, thinking I might photograph the best-looking ones. But seeing the beetle work before me I soon gave up on that idea.
Contributed by Jim McClarin on 26 April, 2007 - 9:13pm Last updated 28 June, 2010 - 9:39pm
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