Double mounting with polyporous fungus blocks

Chris Raper triocomp at
Wed Apr 12 04:51:52 EDT 2000

On 11 Apr 2000 08:05:31 -0700, cbird at (Charles Bird)

>A number of sources advocate double mounting micro moths with polyporous
>fungus blocks 

Hi Charley 

I don't have any experience of pinning micro moths but I do a lot of
staging of other orders on plastazote strips and they work fine for
me. If anything I have found (when examining old collections) that the
polypore strips can get very hard and inflexible, which can lead to
damage when you have to re-orient or re-mount a specimen. Plastazote
is softer and so it is easier to move specimens. I also thing the
flexibility of plastazote may help absorb some vibrations caused when
boxes etc are dropped.

Best wishes,
Chris R.

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