relaxing method

Kondla, Norbert FOR:EX Norbert.Kondla at
Thu May 21 11:42:59 EDT 1998

have not been following this thread very closely so apologies if i am
repeating what has already been posted. method i use is to dip the
antennae and thorax in boiling water long enough to do the trick. only
downside is that the long body scales do get matted and one must be
careful to not overdo it lest the water creeps up into the wings. very
quick and combined with drying them in the oven means a dry specimen can
be converted to pinned specimen in less than one hour 
Norbert Kondla  P.Biol., RPBio.
Forest Ecosystem Specialist, Ministry of Environment
845 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 1H3
Phone 250-365-8668
Mailto:Norbert.Kondla at

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