Preparing Museum Quality Insect Specimens

Scientists, biologists, naturalists and hobbyists all study insects. There comes a time when we want to take our knowledge just a little bit further. Collections can represent an insect type, ecological niche or a location. Placing specimens into a formal collection is a good way to have representatives available for continual study.
Insects have to be protected from pests and physical damage and the elements. Data about the specimen is all-important. How are these problems solved? Making an insect collection is a start to a fascinating and low cost way to get introduced to the science of entomology. This handout will show you how.
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