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    Default Vac for stink bugs.

    We were chatting over coffee at the local men’s shed about stinkbugs on citrus and one of the blokes said he’d made an attachment for a vac to suck em off.
    I had a spare Hitachi 18v battery vac so made up a gadget.
    Didnt work, not enough suck.

    So having dug out all my scrounged pvc fitting and a large peanut butter jar I made this mother up for the Festo.
    As Rasmuss says. Cummon train
    H.
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    excellent work. How do the bugs choose the bottle over the vac? Signposted? A baffle of some sort?

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    There’s a baffle made from an old sink drain just after the drop down to the jar.
    That Bit is all old sink bits.
    The little fuggers are a little worse for wear by the time they make the jar.
    Some are in several bits
    They get hung up on the baffle and tend to strangle the suckability so I disconnect the vac hose and prod em down the schute with a stick.
    Got 18 today and that was after weeks of picking off what we could normally reach.
    H
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    Love it!

    Only question is - what’s the scent of the air coming out of the vac machine like

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    The possum poo masks it ok.
    H.
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    It’s amazing how much a possum can excrete. Going out in the morning to get that paper is like walking through a minerield

    We just had to “extract” one from the attic.

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    So which body of water did you cross before releasing it?
    Hope it was the Hawkesbury and not the Parramatta.
    I need to find my trap and move them on, they are p!ssing on stuff from the Oregon beams and it’s getting beyond a joke.
    H.
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    We get a green shield beetle up here that sucks the sap out of everything. I use the toe end of pantyhose inside the hose secured by the nozzle. When I am done, pull it out of the hose and dispose of them.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.

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