fixing greasy specimens

Stan Gorodenski stanlep at
Fri Jan 30 23:21:57 EST 2009

What about Xylene? I have heard about this for many decades and always 
thought that was the "standard answer."  This is the first time I have 
heard of acetone and knowing about acetone I would be very reluctant to 
use it. Can you enlighten me more about it?

Hugh McGuinness 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
> Hugh McGuinness
> The Ross School
> 18 Goodfriend Drive
> East Hampton, NY 11937
> hmcguinness at <mailto: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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