Tips for observing tiny invertebrates

Small insects and spiders can be very difficult to spot while they rest or feed on vegetation. One technique used by the experts is beating the vegetation to make them fall out. You can try this at home - our latest videos show you how to make your own aspirator or 'pooter' and how to collect ‘minibeasts’. Give it a try and then return anything you find to the spot where you found it.

How to make an aspirator or ‘pooter’
How to catch ‘mini-beasts’

These and other useful resources are available on our website. If you have a suggestion for a future video or fact sheet, or a tip you’d like to share, please let us know.

Posted on May 26, 2020 00:07 by bushblitz bushblitz | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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