Thread subject: :: Pinning flies and wasps and some curious questions.

Posted by jorgemotalmeida on 23-04-2007 16:48


I'm interested in pinning flies and wasps. I don?t know which sites are really trust for the correct procedure to do this task.
I have pins, but not yet the boxes... where can I find very good boxes to put wasps, and flies for pinning? (perhaps 50 cm x 50 cm x 5 cm is enough? --) Foambox to cover boxes is the best way to put the wasps? Which are the other materials are considered for pinning?
I know that our specimens must be very dry to avoid fungi attack, and then we must have our boxes the most drier possible because fungi spores can survive even during drier conditions... but it humidity appears... then they will attack. :(
another curious question... Why can't bacterias "eat" wasps' (flies') exoskeleton??
Perhaps the answer resides in the type of materials that compose the exoskeleton and that bacteria doesn't have enzymes that could decompose the exoskeleton... but this answer doesn't satisfy me. :(

Usually which is the best way to organize the boxes? For families? For capture date of specimens?

Thank you!

Edited by jorgemotalmeida on 23-04-2007 17:02