|8 × 6 × 6 cm
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This sieve is a must-have, It is always surprising how easy it is to remove mites from cocoons.
This not any sieve. It is a sieve with metal screen. Plastic sieves, stainless steel sieves do not work to remove mites. These do not have the abrasive properties of a metal screened sieve.
First soak cocoons into a pail of water to remove majority of mud. This takes a couple of hours. Place about 200 cocoons into your sieve, and run cocoons under cold running water for about 30 seconds continuously rolling cocoons through water in basin below running water.
Final rinse for a couple minutes with a cap of bleach in a large bowel of cold water to remove and fungal spores.
Air dry for several hours on paper toweling and store over the winter.
Place up to 200 cocoons inside each box.
In spring, set BOX adjacent to nesting tunnels on an East facing wall, protected from wind and rain.
Create exit hole by aligning exit hole with lid-exit space.
Includes BOX with exit hole plus a neatly fitting lid.