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#1 Offline sweetgrass - Posted August 8 2018 - 10:14 AM

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Found on a sweet clover plant in SE Alberta native prairie area.  Very large.  3.5 cm approx



#2 Offline KBant - Posted August 8 2018 - 10:37 AM

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your pic sucks. 



#3 Offline sweetgrass - Posted August 8 2018 - 10:38 AM

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How can I make it better?  I am a new member.



#4 Offline KBant - Posted August 8 2018 - 10:41 AM

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great question!

 

http://www.formicult...ras/#entry98262

 

basically cheapest way is to get a decent phone camera. buy a cheap macro lens- amazon has a  lot of options, they cost like 10-20 bucks, and a decent light source- white LED lights seem to work well. 



#5 Offline sweetgrass - Posted August 8 2018 - 1:56 PM

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Put it in another container.  Very cramped in the test tube



#6 Offline sweetgrass - Posted August 8 2018 - 2:00 PM

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#7 Offline sweetgrass - Posted August 8 2018 - 2:04 PM

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i'm thinking it is a Great Black Wasp






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