fixing greasy specimens

Hugh McGuinness hmcguinness at
Thu Jan 29 15:04:23 EST 2009

The standard answer is to let your specimen sit (pin and all)  
completely immersed in an acetone bath for 24 hours. If that doesn't  
remove all the oil immerse for longer.


Hugh McGuinness
The Ross School
18 Goodfriend Drive
East Hampton, NY 11937
hmcguinness at

On Jan 29, 2009, at 2:30 PM, The Arthurs wrote:

> Hi, everybody. Back in October, I caught a nice male Anteos clorinde  
> in Texas. He was apparently overweight, because fatty grease oozed  
> out of his abdomen and soaked a portion of his right hindwing. Does  
> anybody know how I could fix my clorinde? Thanks.     -- Noah Arthur

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