Pickle fork

Ron Gatrelle gatrelle at tils-ttr.org
Mon Jan 7 21:23:59 EST 2002

I don't us a Pickle fork either.  I just use my fingers and breath.  I
always carry tweezers with me but for me fingers work better in this
situation - even for tiny skippers and blues. I take the edge of the
forewing between my thumb and forefinger (I'm right handed for use that
hand) and then gently blow up from under the abdomen till the wing goes up
on its own or my little finger on the left hand can help nudge the unheld
wing back in the proper position.   No, this does not remove scales. For
most people this may not work as it take a high degree of dexterity and

Ron Gatrelle


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