In fluid: (70% Ethanol or if unavailable Isopropyl rubbing alcohol)




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Preserving dead arthropods for museum use.

C. Riley Nelson, Department of Integrative Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA. Email address: rileynelson@byu.edu




In fluid:

(70% Ethanol or if unavailable Isopropyl rubbing alcohol)

All Arthropods other than Insecta.

All immature stages.

All Non-insect hexapods:

Protura

Collembola



Diplura

Many Insect orders:

Thysanura

Microcoryphia

Ephemeroptera

Grylloblattaria

Isoptera

Embiidina

Plecoptera

Zoraptera

Psocoptera

Phthiraptera

Hemiptera, some:

Suborder Sternorrhyncha:

Aphididae and relatives

Aleyrodidae and relatives

Superfamily: Coccoidea

Thysanoptera

Strepsiptera

(unless in host, then pinned)

Siphonaptera
If specimens are to have their DNA sequenced, they should be preserved in 95-100% ethanol.
On Pins:

All adult Insects, unless listed for fluid


Odonata (but papering preferred)

Phasmida (papering is a good method)

Orthoptera

Mantodea


Blattaria

Dermaptera

Hemiptera

Heteroptera

Homoptera, some:

Group Auchenorrhyncha:

cicadas and hoppers

Neuroptera

Coleoptera

Mecoptera

Diptera (but tipulids can be papered)

Trichoptera

Lepidoptera

Hymenoptera


On Slides:

Small specimens of all groups may be embedded in mounting media such as: euparal, canada balsam, or permount, on microscope slides. Curators disagree concerning which is the best mounting medium for long term preservation. Euparal is getting favorable attention these days.




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