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Make a Pooter(Bug Sucker)


Originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

Here’s how to make an inexpensive pooter(or bug sucker).

 Just take a small plastic soft drink bottle(preferably a clear bottle so you can see the insects better).

Under adult supervision drill two hole just a little bit smaller than 3/8″ in the cap. I use a drill press. The trick is finding a way to get a good grip on the cap so it does spin. Then get some 3/8″ clear plastic tubing from a hardware store or home center. Cut a couple of pieces about 12″ long or so.

Then put the tubes into the two holes in the bottle cap. Push them in a few inches.


On the tube that you’re going to suck on put a small piece of netting material to the inside of that tube with a rubber-band.


Then screw the cap back on the bottle and you’re ready to catch some insects.

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