Thread subject: Diptera.info :: pinning alcohol preserved diptera
Posted by Nosferatumyia on 31-12-2010 23:28
Severin and I use absolute ethanol - ethyl acetate processing of micropinned tephritoid specimens (micropin+pe foam piece), which is much safer considering absence of fume hoods at the Institute and home. Gentle gluing is obligate unless U want flies to fly away from micropins. Do not process DOUBLE-MOUNTED flies: macropin enamel surface and especially its head could be partly solved.