Suggested Supplies for Entoblitz!
- Sweep, aerial or aquatic nets. I will be bringing a few extras, but if you have any of your own please bring them? If you don't have any, you can order some nice ones at Bioquip.com
- Beat sheet. This can be purchased at Bioquip as well, or you can make one following instructions at this link.
- Light traps. I personally don't a setup for this, but if you have one it would be a welcome addition!
- Malaise traps. I'll have one setup on Friday that I will take down Sunday morning for people to pick through, but if you have your own please feel free to bring it.
- Yellow-pan traps. I'll purchase and bring some along, but again the more the merrier
- Aspirators. Most of you probably have your own because nobody likes to share spit!
- Pans for sorting aquatics (if you plan on doing so).
- Kill jars. I will have some extras, but will not be bringing grade ethyl acetate for the killing agent (I use nailpolish remover). Please supply your own if you need it.
- Alcohol. I'll have a small carboy that I will bring along of 70%, and a smaller aliquot of 95% for molecular work material. However, if you have your own I highly recommend bringing it because I don't have enough to supply everyone.
- Vials, jars, etc. The more containers you bring, the better!
- Axes, shovels, etc. There will be rotted wood and other matter if you are looking for mycetophagus and wood-boring insects.
- Bug repellant. The warmer-than usual spring and rain we've gotten has meant early arrival and higher numbers of ticks and mosquitoes...please prepare accordingly.
- Long pants and shirts, sturdy boots. Many of the locations have dense trees and overgrowth, and can be muddy.
- Head lamps. It gets dark at night because we are in a rather remote area of Oklahoma.
- Water bottles and snacks. Even though most of the locations are not very far from the Biostation, it does get hot in Oklahoma.