Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Storing flies in alcohol
Posted by Kahis on 12-03-2008 18:56
I would recommend not to use acetone, and in its place use hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS) http://www.phorid.net/phoridae/dry.htm
Specimens after HMDS not as fragile as acetone after applying
... and where can I buy HMDS for 5?/l? ;)
Also, I understand rhat HMDS is significantly more dangerous than acetone. For me, 'acetonised' flies are good enough, unless there are large differences in the long-term preservation between the methods.