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Jan 26, 2010 19:27 |  #1

After seeing all the great photos in this section, I have decided to give it a go myself. However, I was wondering if there are any tips that you seasoned pros can give on how to attract insects. Is there any type of "bait" that I could use. I was thinking of maybe making a mixture of sugar & water and keeping it in a small spray bottle for when I go outside. I want to keep things as "natural" as possible and without damaging any plants or insects in the process.

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Jan 26, 2010 19:43 |  #2

I hear that Poo works pretty good for flies :lol:

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Jan 26, 2010 20:57 |  #3

10megapixel wrote in post #9478069external link
I hear that Poo works pretty good for flies :lol:
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Lol. I took a macro of some flies on a wet dog-poo once. It really didn't go down too well here. Never again. :)


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Jan 26, 2010 21:27 as a reply to troypiggo's post |  #4

Not to hijack the OP's thread, but since we are on the subject of flies...I found THISexternal link amusing.



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Jan 26, 2010 21:55 |  #5

10megapixel wrote in post #9478697 (external link)
Not to hijack the OP's thread, but since we are on the subject of flies...I found THIS (external link) amusing.

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Jan 26, 2010 22:44 |  #6

Not to hijack the OP's thread, but since we are on the subject of flies...I found THIS amusing.

somebody had way too many flies and Time!




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Jan 27, 2010 00:51 |  #7

Obviously flowers etc in the garden are good bait but spots of honey , sugar or sugar honey sprays can help attract bugs. I also often leave things like melon rind out as well. I wouldn't keep a sugar spray too long - you are liable to be spraying alcohol around after a short period :)

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