fixing greasy specimens

Tony Thomas mothman at
Thu Jan 29 16:03:30 EST 2009

Just one caveat, use fresh acetone for each soaking; sometimes may 
need up to 4 soakings.

At 04:04 PM 1/29/2009, Hugh wrote:
>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
><mailto:hmcguinness at>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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