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Fly strips

Post: # 291484Post sususanan
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:13 pm

What is that horribly sticky stuff they use on the fly strips that uncoil from a tube?

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Re: Fly strips

Post: # 291485Post Green Aura
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:56 pm

I don't know what all the ingredients are but I'm fairly certain sugar is high on the list.
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Post: # 291486Post MKG
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:19 am

Apparently (I don't use the things) some (maybe most or all - no-one's saying) flypaper adhesives are based on rosin or sugar. The last one makes for some very creative ideas for cake baking (and I bet you really believed that they were currants). :pale:
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Re: Fly strips

Post: # 291487Post diggernotdreamer
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:56 pm

I thought there might be a film or some pictures, the title 'Fly Strips', got me intrigued

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Post: # 291489Post sususanan
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:36 pm

I think it must be rosin they're using in the ones I've got. I was thinking of making some myself but with more surface area to increase the chances of flies flying into it.

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Post: # 291492Post Odsox
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:50 pm

I don't think it's a case of flies flying into it, more a case of them being attracted to it by the sugar content.
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Re: Fly strips

Post: # 291493Post Odsox
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:52 pm

diggernotdreamer wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:56 pm
I thought there might be a film or some pictures, the title 'Fly Strips', got me intrigued
No it would be X rated and us Mods would have to censor it. :lol:
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Re: Fly strips

Post: # 291494Post sususanan
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:20 pm

Does the mixture contain an insecticide aswell?

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Re: Fly strips

Post: # 291496Post Weedo
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:51 pm

Not these days, at least not in Oz, though in the past they did contain arsenic.
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