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Collecting, Preparing, and Preserving Insects, Mites and Spiders

This guide to collecting and preserving has a dual objective: to acquaint amateur entomologists or potential amateurs with the basic methods of obtaining insect and arthropod material and preparing a collection; and to serve as a guide to both amateur and professional entomologists on how to prepare material before submitting it to the National Identification Service of the Biosystematics Research Institute.