Bipartite Insect-Excluding Airlock

This seems like a lot of work just to keep a few flies out of your house. And do insects really dislike entering darkened rooms?

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     Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 24, 2024
     Category: Domestic | Insects and Spiders | Patents | 1910s

I think that flies will follow the scent of food, whether or not that takes them through a dark room.
Posted by Alex on 06/24/24 at 08:05 PM
Step one: Install darkened chamber
Step two: Selectively breed insects that won't enter a darkened chamber
Step three: Profit!
Posted by crc on 06/25/24 at 05:46 AM
In my experience, flying insects do not mind flying into a darkened room. They prefer flying into a brightly lit window again and again and again, but they don't mind flying into a dark room only to have the opportunity to fly into a lit window.

Yesterday, it was a bumblebee. I helped him (her?) escape.
Posted by Richard Bos on 06/29/24 at 06:36 AM

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