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  1. #1
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    Default #5 fabric/netting on marking cages

    Does anyone know where to purchase the number 5 fabric/cloth used on the ends of the queen marking cages? I already have #5 hardware cloth but have not been able to locate the netting found on the end of the marking cages.

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    Default Re: #5 fabric/netting on marking cages

    Just bug a bag of onions and use the mesh bag!
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    Default Re: #5 fabric/netting on marking cages

    The mesh needs to have an opening very close to 0.162". Do potato bags have this opening size?

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    Default Re: #5 fabric/netting on marking cages

    Don't know the size, but I use it and it works just fine............
    http://OxaVap.com
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    Default Re: #5 fabric/netting on marking cages

    Will something like this work?

    http://www.truevalue.com/mobile/cata...roductId=29591

    One of the big box stores had a very heavy stiff roofing fabric. I can't remember if it was Lowes or homedepot.

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    Default Re: #5 fabric/netting on marking cages

    I was looking around for everything to fit on the marking tube.
    From potato chips package, to frozen fish pagkage mesh.
    The identical size mesh is from my wife's foam bath sponge. It is the right size , and is exagonal like the comb. The right time to make your move, is 2-3 in the morning, when she is in her deep sleep.

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    Default Re: #5 fabric/netting on marking cages

    You guys seem to agree. It is a matter of taking the calipers to the store and just finding something that works. I was hoping for a dealer of fabrics.

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    Default Re: #5 fabric/netting on marking cages

    HVH, Have you tried any of the craft or fabric stores in your area I know there are some close to you because I used to live in Sparks NV.
    good luck on your search. Johns Bees

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    Default Re: #5 fabric/netting on marking cages

    I think the aluminum window screen roll is the #5 wire cloth. I use the window screen to screen my medicine
    bottle queen marking tube. After the glue is dry I use a small scissor to cut off the crossed wire to make the holes
    bigger. \_/ Almost like that size to mark the queen with. It works so far.



    See the wire if you can
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    Default Re: #5 fabric/netting on marking cages

    I bought a small piece of "netting" at a fabric store (for about 27) when I made a marking tube.



    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...537#post537537
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    Default Re: #5 fabric/netting on marking cages

    Because I had crushed the queen bee by accident after marking her while waiting for the
    paints to dry, I made an improved version of this marker. I placed a small foam inside
    the tube at the top with 2 notches to allow more room for the queen bee to move inside.
    You can say this is a "crush proof marking tube." This will prevent the foam plunger from
    accidentally being hit on to crush the queen.


    See the notches at the top?
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