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Archive for November, 2010

Counting Mason bee cocoons

Posted by blueberrytalk on November 15, 2010

We counted 2000 Mason bee cocoons and placed them in four storage boxes. Each box has a space of 54 square inches or about one square inch for 10 cocoons. From the picture we know what 500 cocoons looks like. In the future we will use the boxes to estimate 500 cocoons. Forget the counting!

Mason bee cocoons

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Mason bee cocoons – 2010

Posted by blueberrytalk on November 5, 2010

cocoons in bamboo tubes

Bamboo tubes have been split to extract and clean the cocoons. Notice how the cocoon size varies with the size of the tube. One cell has been destroyed by pollen mites.

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Leaf it to Tobia

Posted by blueberrytalk on November 4, 2010

October turkey

Tobia has listed this piece under the title: “October and soonandsoforth”.

The cranberries on the next door bog add to the fall colours.

Cranberry bog

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