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Darwyn Sumner
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Posted on 13-05-2020 06:29
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This is one just for the record. Formula provided by Ray Wooff who headed up Tsetse fly control in Uganda (and collected Tabanids) so I'm guessing it kept pests away when working in hot climes.

Water 93cc
Ethyl Alcohol 5cc
Phenol 2g
Pour into sand in the bottom of a jar and leave specimens for 2 days.

I have noted that specimens in collections treated this way are avoided by pests.

Academic if you don't have access to phenol which I have a jar of and is frankly the most horrific substance I've ever had to handle. It breaks up into tiny airborne spicules which react with exposed skin and burns.
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If you know better, you keep away from the stuff (

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Probably something in the file's 'ource data. I edited it and saved as png. Now it is okay.

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@beateSenf you can check the coincident threads with your species and try to write to whom identified them

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I am sincerely sorry for this comment. You are doing your best and I am very grateful for your work. I'm sorry. Beate

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Hallo, I have a question. Are there any hidden rules in this forum? Do you have to upload spectacular flies to get answers? As soon as the inquiries slide to page two or further, they rest gently

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