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Embedding insects in plastic
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Posted on 29-07-2006 12:29
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Is there a way to put insects etc in modern transparent materials (plastic?) for preservation, somewhat like amber incusions?
Edited by crex on 29-07-2006 13:01
Nikita Vikhrev
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Hi Crex.
If you visit African country, you will find at any market a lot of varios insecta preserved in epoxid as "local souvenir". Most of all it will be scorpions.
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
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Posted on 02-08-2006 23:57

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Yes, my father once brought me, from Turkey, a souvenir key ring with a cricket embedded in epoxy resin, with Chinese inscriptions on it (so appearantly imported from there). The epoxu was polished afterwards.
I suppose you can embed any dry object in epoxy, though preserving the colours may be a problem.
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