Techniques

Here are pages with information about techniques and tools used in insect collecting and study.

Field Techniques:

Using an aspirator

Drip Floatation Method (Fire Ants)

Mercury Vapor Lamp & Light Sheet

Sweep Netting

Techniques for Home:

Tools for Insect Collecting

Spreading Insect Wings

Build your own Formicarium

Painting with Maggots

Techniques from around the Web:

DIY Entomology Equipment

How to Paint Ants

Planting Rocks for Subterranean Insects

Adapting the iPhone for Insect Photography

Better Microscope Photography

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2 Responses to “Techniques”

  1. macromite June 18, 2011 at 9:40 am #

    Thanks, great instructions! The only thing keeping me from making my own ant mite farms is inertia and a bit of agrophobia. I suppose I can stand Canadian Tire and PJ’s Pets on a rainy weekend.

    • 6legs2many June 21, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

      I think I would really like to see pictures of ant mite farms. Actually, now you’ve made me want to get some of those myrmecophilous beetles or silverfish into one of these set ups so I can observe them.

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