Post by lucanidae25 on Aug 10, 2013 16:44:49 GMT -8
That's one of the hardest insect to kill without losing it's legs and packaging.
To answer one of your other question from another thread:
Hi lucanidae25. Wow impressive beetles, you must have a very large collection. I believe from earlier posts you go into the jungle to catch these bugs. A interesting storage system you have adopted. I think this came up before but why do you store your beetles this way. I assume its because of storage space or you are on the move a lot.
Yes, as bichos said before I'm a very tactile person and that's why I love collecting beetles (not butterfly). I need to be able to hold the specimens on my hands. Butterfly just dosn't have the feeling on my hands as beetles do. 2nd I think emtomology as part of evolution. We need to change our way to adapt to the way we live now. As our population grow in all the major cities around the world, it's not alway possible to have a house any more. It will alway be more appartments than houses unless we cut down more forests but we're running out of useable lands in this planet. Smaller living space means I have to find another way to store my specimens and yes I move around a lot.
I do a lot of collecting in the wild and spend so much time on packaging my specimens myself, sometime weeks on just packaging my specimens during my collecting trip, if I'm spending that much time on packaging them and to take them out of the package is just a waste of my time, also I can use the smallest amount of space in my airline cargo luggage to store them. I believe the best way to preserve specimens it's to dry them asap. Even preserve specimens in alcohol, isn't the best way for beetles.