Kill Bugs Fast
lday at iquest.net
Thu Oct 1 13:09:27 EDT 1998
> I presume that there has been no problem with leakage of oils in butterflies
> as may occur with many moth species killed by ethyl acetate (sometimes the
> problem does not occur until many years later).
Hold on. I didn't realize this at all. Do you mean killed by squirting
or dipping them in ethyl acetate, or by putting them in a jar with e.a.
fumes? (an e.a. killing jar).
I have dipped bees in e.a. and found the yellow color from their hair
*runs*. But I'm not aware that just the fumes could ruin a specimen.
This is scary - what have you found?
LDAY at iquest.net
Indianapolis, Indiana, central USA - 40 N latitude, zone 5b.
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