Thread subject: :: Storing flies in alcohol

Posted by crex on 10-10-2007 21:24

There doesn't seem to be common to keep a fly collection in alcohol. Is there someone who does this and can tell us a bit about the equipment and best practices? I wonder what container is used for this. The reason I ask is I got a few nice small plastic micro tubes (2ml) from a collector to send beetles by mail (but not in alcohol). Not sure what it is named in english (in swedish mikror?r/kryor?r). I suspect that insects kept in alcohol is stored in small glass tubes and not plastic ones!?

I'm also interested in how storing other insects in alcohol is done.

Edited by crex on 11-10-2007 10:49