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

Posted by crex on 04-10-2007 15:08

jorgemotalmeida wrote:
Newbie wrote: 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.
Gently with a forceps soft, for example. Or with a normal pin! :)

I guess the fly must not be too dry to be able to adjust the wings. I thought the wings (and legs) might revert back to original position when trying to move them. There must be a reason the butterfly collectors use pin and paper to set them in the wanted position.