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

Posted by rafael_carbonell on 30-09-2012 13:52


I have began to pint flies laterally, but all the way, my main problems are in how to shape legs unfolded downwards and wings at 45ยบ. I do some "acupunture" with small pins to fix the legs in the best way and wait some minutes.

I usually take them out of Barber liquid (a relaxing liquid, it might work as well as ethyl acethate).

I am working with flies collected in liquid traps (a solution to attract the olive fly) so I got hundreds of Muscidae, Sarcophagidae and Calliphoridae and, I has short experience, I found the legs folded in the body and is quite difficult to see the meron. Is there an easy may to manage with them?