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.


  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.

    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).