Ratmosphere Posted January 25, 2015 Report Share Posted January 25, 2015 I have never pinned/framed an insect before in my life and I would like to start. I've looked on some tutorials but nothing is really in depth. First off, what kind of pins should be used? I know styrofoam could be used as well. What part of the body should I pin the specimen and how much force should I apply to prevent damage? In my room is various framed insects that were purchased years ago and I believe they are stuck on using glue. Any tips on methods from glueing or on what type of glue should be used? I also seen some specimens with their wings spread. How would I go about doing this? For storage, I recently has a beetle of mine die and took action to save the specimen. I used an empty pill bottle stuffed with paper towels. The specimen is perfectly intact with no mold growth. Any other tips on storage to prevent mold and keep your dead insects intact? Examples from some of my collection. (PHOTOS DELETED.) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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