2017-07-19 03:01:56 UTC
Remember I 66 or so years the neighbour down the road tried to
burn out bee's/wasps from his house and set it alight.
Well the tent caterpillar season [was]dobe upon me. I usually take one of my 12 Ga’s and turn them into tent caterpillar pâté. Indeed I purchased some 12 Ga #12 shot shells for the job. However, there are three (so far) just off the road upon which I am not planning on standing upon and firing away so … time for a “wasp light”. As described in Weingart it is a gerb tied to a stick (I used ½” EMT). He suggests 9 pts. potassium nitrate, 1 ½ sulphur and 5 charcoal. Kentish suggests “an arsenial suffocating fire” composition of -- 14 pts. potassium nitrate, 5 sulphur, 3 mealpowder and 1 realgar. Burning the suckers works for me.
I rammed a piece of paper towel into the end of ¾” id cardboard tube then
tapped over the bottom, rammed in la comp with a wooden dowel rod leaving a
little loose material on top. Tapped on a short piece of visco for convince. It burns at a reasonable slow rate with enough flame to do the job.
The Wizard is In.
[Poisoner] Marquise de Brinvilliers,
so despised that, when she died and
her ashes were scattered to the wind,
Madame de Sevigne wrote: "All Paris
ran the danger of breathing in the
atoms of this little woman and
thereby becoming infected with the