Thursday, April 10, 2014

What Happened When I Brought In A Blueberry Stem Gall

Can you guess what happened when I brought a frosty blueberry stem gall into the house?
Blueberry Stem Gall
Let's just say that about a month later we were treated to quite a spectacle when the gallers, the Blueberry Stem Gall Wasps, and some parasitoids, met the big wide world.

Click here to see the emergence of some Blueberry Stem Gall Wasps.

2 comments:

  1. Did you just put it in a jar with air holes ? I want to go get some and try this as we are behind you in terms of the arrival of spring ... though I think it's late everywhere in the Northern part of North America.

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    1. I simply put the stem in a small jar with water and set a glass dome over the set-up. A zip-lock bag would probably work as well (add a small ball of wet paper towel for some moisture).

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