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plague of flies

Discussion in 'Open Forum' started by mccloud, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. mccloud

    mccloud "Tiger Rag" back on the tidal Potomac

    I've been sanding filler for several days, and in the process have crushed thousands of tiny black flying insects. These are so small I don't see them until they sit down on the filler. The canoe looks like I took a pepper shaker and seasoned it liberally, except that the pepper is moving. I have to assume they are being attracted by something in the filler - the odor of linseed oil perhaps? This has occurred during daylight, in the sun, as well as in the garage in shadows during the day. Has anyone had a similar experience? I've not considered adding DEET to filler until now :). TM...
  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Yep. I just blend them in. A little extra protein never hurt anyone.
  3. OP

    mccloud "Tiger Rag" back on the tidal Potomac

    Agreed, Dan. I've often said that one is not really into far north paddling until he enjoys the crunchy mashed potatoes, (the ones with the pepper flakes swimming around). TM...

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