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A portable vacuum for collecting arthropods from drop cloths.Author(s): H.G. Paul; R.R. Mason
Source: Res. Note PNW-RN-421. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 4 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionA hand-held vacuum modified for collecting insects and spiders in the field is described. The vacuum with battery is mounted on a lightweight pack-frame and is portable and versatile. It is especially useful for collecting arthropods that are dislodged from foliage samples and drop onto cloths.
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CitationPaul, H.G.; Mason, R.R. 1985. A portable vacuum for collecting arthropods from drop cloths. Res. Note PNW-RN-421. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p
Keywordsfield equipment, sampling methods, insect populations
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