[moth-rah] why I prefer moths from Steve Johnson
drivingiron at worldnet.att.net
Thu Nov 13 08:05:32 EST 2003
I had ants get to my pinning boards once; I sprayed the balsa lightly with Raid, and they have not been back. Once the boards dried a little, there was no apparent effect on the wings.
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From: Stanley A. Gorodenski
To: Dr. James Adams
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Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [moth-rah] why I prefer moths from Steve Johnson
I had a similar problem once. I think it was a cricket or crickets that
did it. They are really vicious animals, at least in Arizona. Now I put
my boards either in the oven or in a plastic bag.
Dr. James Adams wrote:
>this far north. The only drawback was that when I went to take the
>specimen off the boards . . . AAAHH, something had *eaten* most of it. It
>was the only moth on the board that was touched (isn't this one of the
>axiom's of Murphy's Law?). I don't think it was a mouse -- there are no
>other indications that it was something that large and I believe it would
>have eaten a number of other things on the board. My guess is something
>like a house centipede (Scutigiera sp.). There was a head and just enough
>thorax left to glue back to the pin and give me something to glue the wings
>to. Yeah, all four wings came through in reasonably decent shape. Oh well,
>at least I still have an *identifiable* specimen -- as I mentioned above,
>it is my only one from Georgia.
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