A non-taxonomist’s perspective… Admittedly, this isn’t really a direct user submission per se, but it’s a question which comes up in the entomological world enough to warrant a discussion. Collecting of insects is not controversial amongst entomologists, but seems to strike a chord with many people who are interested in entomology. There’s the perception that … Read more Why do entomologists kill insects?
How do you mount insects and keep them from decaying? Some days ago, I was asked about mounting and preserving a Lucanus male from India. The collector was looking for a instruction manual or a tutorial. Well, it’s rather simple: First, you need to catch the insects. Therefore you need a basic equipment…beating bushes, nets, … Read more How to mount insects?