Mark Walker MWalker at
Thu Jan 24 23:12:53 EST 2002

I recall something about land snails, salt, and assorted activities with
magnifying glasses.

Definitely not the sugar, spice, and everything nice gender category...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stan Gorodenski [mailto:stanlep at]
> Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 5:36 PM
> Cc: Leps-l
> Subject: Re: Glassberg
> > killing butterflies _at all_.   In fact I don't know of _any_
> > lepidopterist/collector that derives joy from killing a butterfly or
> moth.
> My comment is not in contradiction to what Ron just stated because it
> does not involve lepidopterist's or collectors.  When I was in high
> school many years ago I used to collect moths at night and killed the
> large Sphingids by injecting them with rubbing alcohol using a
> hypodermic syringe (then I could buy, as a kid, very nicely made glass
> syringes.  As an adult I have trouble buying even the cheap plastic ones
> because of the drug problem in our society).  One night a casual high
> school friend joined me, out of curiosity, and observed my collecting
> activities at a shopping center.  He really was taken with my method for
> killing moths, and with a look of great glee on his face went around
> injecting all the Carabid beetles he could find. The best I could figure
> is that he really got enjoyment out of seeing them writher in the
> process of dying.
> Stan
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