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Bugs house

Bugs house
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Copyright: didier garnier (ddg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000
Exposure: f/4.4, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-14 13:41
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Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
I come today propose to you a construction of a shelter for the Insects. I discovered in a review: The four Seasons of the Garden, N°149 ,p39-41, 2004, an article concerning this “Insects house” whose construction takes as a starting point the work of Helga Sache and Antoine Bosse-Platiére. The photography and the letter inside, indicate the location of the bugs waited, this list is not exhaustive!! I think that the nesting of the insects for their reproduction is planned for the beginning of the beautiful days, when heat will be back!!
a. For the Chrysopidae: a red box filled of fibers of packing, with some openings in slit.
b. For the bumblebees: a box with a hole 10 mm in diameter and a small board of take-off.
c. For certain bees and solitary wasps like the Megachilidae: the plait of reed or equisetum rolled up.
d. For the solitary bees, used hollow bricks filled with a mixture clay and straw.
e. For various Hymenoptera and Syrphidae: stems with marrow (bramble, rose tree, raspberry cane, elder tree, buddleia).
f. For the xylophagous insects: old wood piled up.
g. For certain bees and solitary wasps, like Osmia cornuta, (Apidae) drywood with holes.
h. For the Forficula: a pot of flowers filled with wood fibres.
i. For Carabidae: pieces of branches.
Your hotel will be able to open its doors, just in time to accomodate layings and larvae of certain insects. It will contribute to enrich with the passing of years to it micro fauna by auxiliary insects and pollinations of your corner of paradise!

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  • Great 
  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-15 1:12]

Hello Didier,
Nice and very informative picture & note

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-15 4:17]

Hi Didier.
It is really interesting by subject and perfectly done by quality shot. The subject and your idea are simple amazing. Note is very interesting and useful Bravo.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-11-15 5:25]

Bonjour Didier,
Je vois qu'il y a des idées similaires dans les différents coins de notre vielle Europe. Au jardin botanique de ma ville il y a une construction assez similaire depuis deux ans déjà et de nombreux insectes s'y sont installés. La forme en serait même plus heureuse que celle sur ton image. Une bonne idée de nous présenter cette maison pour les insectes.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-15 6:02]

Hi Didier,
what a great idea, and so well shown here by you. I'm curious about one thing though - will all these different types of insect happily live so close side by side? Would there not be some competition between them?
Thanks for sharng this though, fascinating!

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-11-15 6:47]

A very different, informative and interesting shot, surely one of my favorites. Amazing work.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-12-31 5:40]

Hi Didier

What an amazing structure. My local Wetlands Centre has bee and ladybird boxes for sale but I have never seen anything as elaborate as this. I thought I was a bit strange as I have a box in my garden for hedgehogs :). Great subject and wonderfully detailed photo. Great note too.



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