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

Posted by crex on 04-10-2007 11:21

Very informative thread. A few more newbie questions.

- How do you hold the flies when pinning not to break bristles etc? They are generally quite fragile, I believe.

- How do you arrange the legs and wings in the right position? I think lepidopterists use (rice) paper to pin down the wings when drying.

- How do you know what pin size to use? Are there a rule of thumb for this?

- If killed in alcohol. Can the flies be pinned directly or do they need to be dried first? ... or maybe you never pin flies that have been in liquid?