Re: Electric Fence for BSFL
Yes, I'm the same Arkatufus as the on youtube.
I've copied over my response to your question on YouTube below and added links.
"They may be photo-phobic but they will still climb out under full light conditions as the videos show. Plus there is the cost factor of having a light on 24-7.
The fence is not ideal either as the foil tape eventually delaminated creating gaps the larvae could crawl past. I may try again with wire.
There are passive barriers too which break the surface tension of any water on the walls and causing larvae to lose their grip and fall back into the bin."
See these threads by PeteB for information on a couple of types of passive barriers (link
) and (link
). Velcro strips have also been used.