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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Authors

L. E. Koch

Keywords

Insect collection, Insect preservation.

First Page Number

421

Last Page Number

426

Abstract

INSECTS may be collected with the aid of a collecting-net or a suction-tube and killed in an appropriate bottle containing a killing agent. The insects are then pinned and mounted on a spreading-board. When the specimens are dry they are removed from the board, suitably labelled, and put away in a store box. Certain insects which cannot be mounted immediately after collection are relaxed in moist jars. Larval and pupal stages are stored in labelled tubes containing alcohol.

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