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  1. #1
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    Default Swarm capture jug

    I wanted something that would be strong, yet adjustable, so I wouldn't be DIRECTLY UNDER the swarm during the capture. It can be adjusted from 0 - 90 degrees.

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    This should work fine for my purpose. Time will tell.

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    Default Re: Swarm capture jug

    Any item you can add to your tool box is helpfull when going after swarms. Were did you get that fitting?

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    Default Re: Swarm capture jug

    Often the swarm will be on a branch that requires a very hard slam to jolt the swarm into dropping into the bucket. You don't need to be directly under to jam a rigid straight connection at the branch, plus there is little disadvantage to being directly under. You will have your suit on. In my experience, you need a very strong rigid connection between pole and bucket.

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    Default Re: Swarm capture jug

    The fitting is actually a high impact plastic flag pole mounting kit. The first mounting kit went through a rigorous testing program. It was slammed into a block wall over 40 times, stepped on numerous times and was ran over with the back tire of my garden tractor half a dozen times.
    What finally did it it was when I ran over it with my 3/4 ton truck.
    I believe it helped a great deal that it was built in the USA as well.

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    Default Re: Swarm capture jug

    Mr. Beeman, sounds as if you have a very nice R&D department willing to go the extra mile to "test drive", your swarm tools. I agree with the item being made in the good’ol U.S.A. was able to stand up to the riggers of being run over by a American built truck is the ultimate test.

    Keep up the good work and I’ll be looking for that flag pole mounting bracket.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Swarm capture jug

    My daughter is head of my R&D dept. If it can be broken.... she will break it. lol

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    Default Re: Swarm capture jug

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Beeman View Post
    I wanted something that would be strong, yet adjustable, so I wouldn't be DIRECTLY UNDER the swarm during the capture. It can be adjusted from 0 - 90 degrees.

    0419131021.jpg


    This should work fine for my purpose. Time will tell.
    Is that a paint pole?
    If so how do you fasten it into the pole holder?

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Swarm capture jug

    It is a paint extension handle. It extends quite a ways... 10 feet I think.
    The pole holder has a thumb screw (black knob on rear in pic). I wrapped some duct tape around the end of the pole where the threads are to take up the slop. Then I just inserted the pole, tighten the screw and I am good to go.
    If I don't need all the reach, I just insert the butt end of the pole into the holder for a stronger connection.

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Swarm capture jug

    I did mine opposite.,,,,I cut the bottom off. Used an old paint roller handle(female threads) and epoxied it into the neck of the jug. The paint extension pole screws into that. My paint pole extends 14 feet. I have a collapsible boat hook for 16 more if needed. I got the idea from another post on the forum.
    Rick

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