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Displaying Insects

Displaying Insects
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
March 19, 2014
Size: 16" x 12"
Disclaimer: This is a non-scientific method. I use this method I to display insects in a way that is visually pleasing while still maintaining some scientific value.

Each insect was spread using techniques similar to those in BG except, for the pin through the body. After drying the specimen is carefully placed into a 2" X 1 1/2" or 3" X 2 1/4" cotton filled box (depending on specimen size)with a plastic lid cover that is sealed on two sides with Cellophane tape to secure the lid to the box to prevent the specimen from falling out when writing/getting collection data which, is written on the backside of box.