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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3
Insect collection, Insect preservation.
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INSECTS may be collected with the aid of a collecting-net or a suction-tube and killed in an appropriate bottle containing a killing agent. The insects are then pinned and mounted on a spreading-board. When the specimens are dry they are removed from the board, suitably labelled, and put away in a store box. Certain insects which cannot be mounted immediately after collection are relaxed in moist jars. Larval and pupal stages are stored in labelled tubes containing alcohol.
Koch, L. E.
"The collection and preservation of insects,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 8:
4, Article 8.
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