How to Make & Use an Aspirator
How to Make and Use an Aspirator
An aspirator is a handy device for collecting
small, delicate or active insects from under rocks
or bark or for removing them from your collecting
net. To use the aspirator, place the end of the
tubing, indicated by"A" in the drawing, close to an
insect. Then give a quick suck on the end of the
tubing indicated by "B." This will draw the insect
into the vial. The fine screen keeps the insect from
being drawn into your mouth.
The construction of the aspirator is rather
simple and needs little discussion. A spice bottle, 3
or 4 inches long, can be substituted for the vial.
Each piece of tubing should be about 12 inches
long, and a small piece of nylon stocking can be
used for the fine screen.