Staining of Pierid Wings

Kondla, Norbert FOR:EX Norbert.Kondla at
Mon Jan 14 13:53:27 EST 2002

I completely avoid this problem by doing most of my relaxing by holding the
antennae, head and thorax in boiling water on the kitchen stove. Only
downside for finicky folks is that the body hairs end up matted rather than
their natural fluffy selves. Only thing to watch for is to not soak them so
long that the water wicks up onto the wings.

-----Original Message-----
From: Leptraps at [mailto:Leptraps at]
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 10:48 AM
To: LEPS-L at
Subject: RE: Staining of Pierid Wings


I have tried about everything, including distilled water, pure from the
spring water and Several acids mixed with water. The blue stain is a problem
whenever I relax pierids. I am currently relax material that has been in my
freezer and I am relaxing them with distilled water for 24 hours. 


Leroy C. Koehn 
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Georgetown, Kentucky 
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