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sleeve

This is a sleeve used for protecting caterpillars on a potted larval food plant. I use this method when I don't have a cage big enough to accomodate the plant or I need extra protection and control over the caterpillars. A stick in inserted to support the sleeve, which is tied off at the top and bottom with twine. The sleeve material is 'dacron chiffon' from BioQuip. It is a strong, fined-meshed material that is parasite-proof. I had it sewn into a tube configuration by a seamstress.

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