Guest AlexW Posted September 9, 2017 Share Posted September 9, 2017 When you know you are a very unusual sort of entomophile: You easily break world records by keeping new and unusual coleopterans as pets But after they die you can barely preserve the specimens I am trying to preserve insects after they die of natural causes, but despite plenty of info on the internet they don't seem to turn out right. Bugguide's instructions seem to suggest that putting mothballs and sealing the display are enough to keep them from disintegrating, as if the specimens would dry out and thus automatically become immune to mold and rot. I tried the fridge and the freezer, but they don't seem to prevent decay. I don't wish to keep nasty poisons in my collection case, and I can't buy one either. Tips? I'm thinking of something like this, because I don't like pins. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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