[NAFEX] Subject: Plastic Straws for Mason Bees

Richard MURPHY murphman108 at msn.com
Wed Nov 28 21:34:25 EST 2007

Also Friends, what color tubing did you use with success?
I am anxious to try some, along side the block with holes.
Tubing is pretty cheap...

PS    The wood blocks are cheap enough to chuck every year.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Toni Pralle<mailto:toni.pralle at gmail.com> 
  To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org<mailto:nafex at lists.ibiblio.org> 
  Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 8:39 PM
  Subject: [NAFEX] Subject: Plastic Straws for Mason Bees

  >When I first got interested in Mason Bees and had ordered some cardboard
  straws for them, I thought to try plastic tubing.  Since I make maple syrup
  and gather sap with (vinyl) plastic tubing, I decided to try that tubing 
  since it is 5/16" diameter inside.  I stuffed as many as would fit into
  Campbell's soup cans and fixed them tightly near the cardboard straws. >

  Jim, did you cut your tubing the depth of the can or did you make them a little shorter so the can would protect the front of the tubes a little? And how did you attach the can? A screw through the bottom? 

  Toni in zone 4 Iowa USA
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