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Ahmed_YJJ

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How do you make sticky nondrying glue from sugar for flypaper?
« on: September 05, 2010, 05:06:04 AM »

Maybe not right category, but here is my question about my future "experiment"...

Now I live in African country where is many flies and no flypaper.
I have idea to produce it myself for selling. While design question is other topic, here I came to ask advice about flypaper glue. I want to make it natural and without importing materials (like raisins). So instead I want to use local sugar. I need to cover fly paper that it is sticky and do not become dry.

As far as I understood, I should take brown sugar, melt it with minimum water, then add may be citric acid (and maybe lye?). Then boil on low temperature. So I have get syrup which is not crystallizing. With it I cover paper and I have sticky fly paper. Does it need to add something else?
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Re: How do you make sticky nondrying glue from sugar for flypaper?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010, 05:31:18 AM »

Flies land on many natural sticky surfaces and do not stick.

You should do a small experiment in a closed system to see if the flies will stick
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Re: How do you make sticky nondrying glue from sugar for flypaper?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2010, 02:47:15 PM »

Try the recipes at this link:

http://www.tipking.co.uk/tip/4353.html

Adding a little insect poison may help, if you have any.

Dangerous Bill
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Re: How do you make sticky nondrying glue from sugar for flypaper?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2010, 12:16:03 PM »

Thanks. I will try tomorrow.
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