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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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A rapid flotation-sieving technique for extracting nematodes from soil
By D. W. Byrd, Jr, C. J. Nusbaum, and K. R. Barker
Plant Disease Reporter, Vol. 50: 954-956, 1966

Efficiency of extraction of nematodes by flotation-sieving using molasses and sugar and by elutriation
By R. Rodriguez-Kabana and Peggy S. King
Journal of Nematology, Volume 7, No. 1, 1975

1.6.3 Preparation, Mounting and Descriptive Study of Eriophyoid Mites
By J. W. Amrine, Jr. and D. c. M. Manson
Elsevier Science, 1996
J. W. Amrine, Jr. and D. c. M. Manson, "1.6.3 Preparation, Mounting and Descriptive Study of Eriophyoid Mites" in E.E. Lindquist, M.W. Sabelis and J. Bruin (Editors), Euriophyoid Mites - Their Biology, Natural Enemies and Control, Elsevier Science, 1996

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Cleaning and preparing adult beetles (Coleoptera) for light and scanning electron microscopy
By J. du G. Harrison
African Entomology Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 395–401, 2012

Recommendations on the use of alcohols for preservation of ant specimens (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)
By J.R. King and S.D. Porter
Insectes Sociaux, Vol. 51, Issue 2, pp. 197-202, 2004

Preservation of spiders for the cabinet
By F. Plateau
Scientific American Supplement Vol. 28, No. 717, 11461-11461, 28 September, 1889
F. Plateau, Preservation of spiders for the cabinet, Scientific American Supplement 28(717), 11461-11461 (28 September 1889).

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Hexamethyldisilazane - a chemical alternative for drying insects
By J. Heraty and D. Hawks
Entomological News Vol 109 No. 5: 369-374, 1998
J. Heraty and D. Hawks, Hexamethyldisilazane - a chemical alternative for drying insects, Entomological News 109(5): 369-374, 1998.

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See HMDS (hexamethyldisilizane) Protocol link for more information.

A Scalable and Modular Dome Illumination System for Scientific Microphotography on a Budget
By Kawada R, Buffington ML
PLoS ONE 11(5): e0153426, 2016

 
 
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