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Offline Cheech

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swarm trap
« on: March 08, 2012, 11:42:21 AM »
Hi All,
after gluing swarm traps, how long should I wait before deploying into the field?
IOW, does the smell of the glue alter the attractiveness of the trap for the period of time its drying?
thanks

Offline beyondthesidewalks

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Re: swarm trap
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 01:21:10 PM »
I don't wait on mine.  Just stick some LGO in them and deploy them before the swarms start flying.

Offline tefer2

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Re: swarm trap
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 08:33:10 PM »
If using regular wood glue, I'd say about an hour. Lemon grass oil, will out do any glue smell.

Offline Cheech

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Re: swarm trap
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 09:40:41 AM »
thanks guys, just finished 4 rough nuk boxes and will be rubbing some lemon grass (we have lemon grass growing wild down here) and setting them up this weekend

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Re: swarm trap
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 12:40:23 AM »
>IOW, does the smell of the glue

What kind of glue?  If it has some kind of solvent, it will be a deterrent.  If it's Elmer's Carpenter glue or exterior Titebond etc. (polyvinyl acetate or aliphatic resin) then I don't think the bees will care one way or the other.
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Offline Cheech

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Re: swarm trap
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2012, 10:10:24 AM »
MB, i used 3M yellow glue.  i'm sure its the equivalent elmers carpenter glue

 

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