Thread subject: :: Sending flies via mail

Posted by Tony Irwin on 12-09-2007 18:42

Always leave a small amount of air at the top of the tube - if the alcohol completely fills the tube, it can expand and push the top off if it gets warm. I agree with Chris about taping the tops on - better than having the tube empty in the mail! Also, it's a good idea to wrap the tubes in enough tissue or cotton wool to absorb the alcohol if any of the tubes accidentally breaks. I also seal the tubes in a small polythene bag. And don't forget to label each tube with the collecting details - written in pencil or permanent pen on paper. It doesn't have to be special paper if it's a temporary label. Ordinary copier or printer paper will do.