Thread subject: :: Sending flies via mail

Posted by jorgemotalmeida on 12-09-2007 21:35

Chris Raper wrote:
I've received dry flies loose in soft paper and they come through in variable states - some are OK but if there is any movement they shed bristles and aristae like crazy :(

and the wings can be very damaged. :(

Sending specimens in ethanol 70% it is very easy. ;) And it is a very cheap way and safe if you use a tight vial! I have proper vials to keep very tightly the ethanol inside the bottle. EVen you shake a lot, there is no one drop of alcohol outside. :)