10 very ripe bananas are chopped in a bucket.
Add ½ dl water, syrup and yeast.
Any yeast will do, but yeast for brewing portwine
When yeast activity is strongest you add syrup
to halt yeast development.
Amount syrup is 50 % syrup to 50% banana mass.
You might add alcohol or amyleacetat to the mixture
to improve its smell. I have tried everything but the simple raw
mixture is fine. The combination of fruit and alcohol is what
works best. If fermentation has progressed to far, it smells too
much of vine and won´t work so well.
The Bait mixture is awfully sticky and you definately
will get it on you somewhere, so bring some water and a cloth.
Smear it headhigh on rows of sunexposed treetrunks.
Use a brush with a long handle. Or regret.
I use about 2 kg a day when i am serious into
luring butterflies, so maybe it is smart to get a whole box of
semirotten bananas, which is somtimes possible to get for free
during heatwaves in July.
Shopkeepers react funny if you ask if they have
It is wise to prepare the Bait 14 days before
you want to use it.