First make sure that your specimen is no longer alive. To do that, here are two easy recognized methods:
Put the specimen in the freezer (three days minimum) right up until the time you send it.
If you’re sending it by mail, let it air dry for a few days and then place in a container made of hard material. Add cotton batting or tissues to prevent the specimen being damaged against the walls of the container.
This method is recommended for soft-bodied arthropods (spiders, caterpillars, and so on). A waterproof container has to be used, and the specimen completely submerged in the alcohol.
Just like the Insectarium,
how important it is for insects
and humans to coexist.
Proud partner of the
Entomological Information Services