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So I'm going to Florida in June and I was wondering if it's illegal to bring back dead specimens On the plane? Not just roaches but other insects too.

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I don't think it is. Keep them in a hard sided box with your carry on or checked luggage. It's not explicitly disallowed, and because they're already dead you don't have to worry about them perishing during the flight.

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Ok I'll keep them with my carry on backpack onto the plane

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What are u getting? just out of curiosity, I collect dead specimens too.

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I don't know. Whatever I find that I want to pin I'll bring back.

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Oh gotcha

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How do you preserve your insects and what's ur favorite kind of insect to preserve. For me I like small beetles and I pin all my insects.

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Anything that strikes my fancy really. I have a few spiders in alcohol. and a small parasitic wasp in alcohol. But mainly pinning them is what I like to do. I have some moths and butterflies and grass hoppers and beetles.

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Cool! Do you have a reletively big collection? I have a small one because I just started

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Cool! Do you have a reletively big collection? I have a small one because I just started

I just started too. I have a pretty small collection. I build myself a big 3 foot by 3 foot oak case. I only have like 50 or so specimens right now on display, but always looking! :)

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Shouldn't be an issue, especially if they aren't pinned. If you're still concerned you can put in a container padded with paper towels or something soft and pack them into the bag that goes under the plane. Glad to see another collector on here too!

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K thanks for the info I'll be sure to post on my blog an update everyday so stay tuned!

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