Entomology Sampler

Introduction: Entomology Sampler

This will allow for the easier collection of specimens in the winged variety although not excluding other determined creatures that would make their way into trap. Although it wouldn't kill the specimens as long as their certain size the first filter indeed would get rid of mosquitos or flies simply since their a bother.The specimen can easily be released once you have taken a picture of the bugs. Its just to identify the type of species in your back purely academic.Map out the species in the book.


small pvc pipe

led lantern

electrical tape

small box

large box

chicken wire

tin snips

12 volt battery holder

watercolor sheets

drywall saw


bamboo skewer

12 volt wet and dry vacuum


making tape

electrical glue

6 aa batteries

soldering iron


hefty plastic bag

bait- high fructose corn syrup,powdered sugar and little bit of water in plastic measuring cup

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Step 1:

get a large elongated box and cut off the tabs of the box on one side

Step 2:

then 2 inches below cut box all the way down horizontal line till the end

both sides

Step 3:

I took the motor and vacuum blade from a portable wet dry vacuum that never seemed to work well and its one quality. 12 volt

Step 4:

thats a quality motor simply got rid of wires on the end since i won't be needing short wires.

Step 5:

but the housing of motor will be part of vacuum top part minus the filter and base.

Step 6:

just get rid of the tops arm its bother

Step 7:

should have no extruding stuff from the top

Step 8:

test to see if motor works with battery housing

Step 9:

give it the long wires of its own and bend the ends on end of motor

Step 10:

put the electrical tape the exhaust part of vacuum top

Step 11:

solder the wires to end of motor

apply electrical tape glue to the solder ends

Step 12:

then stick the motor in the top plastic housing

Step 13:

there is a little slit at the top that you can stick the wires out from

Step 14:

then put half inch make a foot incision in box both sides and near beginning of the box and stick the chicken wire through it then slip the vacuum housing under it but also be weary to to make a electrical pad so it doesn't spark and catch underneath the vacuum and tape it down sort of . Stick the wires out of the 2 inch down incision that you have already made.

Step 15:

then put a smaller box on top with taps cut off and tape it should end where the chicken wire ends and put a card board tab to block vacuum housing

Step 16:

tape it

Step 17:

then slide some watercolor sheets at the long 2 incision you made

Step 18:

then put a bamboo skewer straight and near the top poke it through the cardboard box and make a filter kind of like how you would make a snow flake

Step 19:

then tape it to it doesn't have to be perfect

Step 20:

then the 2 has to be some what perfect i did a simple cardboard with triangle hole at the top just to divide bugs upon ability and size

Step 21:

the put a hoe on both sides of the small box this where flying bugs would enter at

Step 22:

use a jumbo plastic bag slice it in half the clear part

Step 23:

the use bamboo skewers to poke the plastic in place

Step 24:

and tape it

Step 25:

hook the batter holder up to the wires and put the electrical tape around it and put the bait at the end of trap

put pvc and led lantern through pvc

although it has been tested just not in action since insects don't have body fat if you can see your breath then no bugs will fly tonight and according to weather forecast says that scenario for next ten days or so.

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