Introduction | Collecting methods | Separating material | Relaxing specimens | Drying specimens | Card mounting | Slide mounting | Storing and preserving | Preparing for S.E.M. | Mailing to specialists | Shipping in alcohol | References


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Peck, S.B. & Davis, A.E. 1980. Collecting small beetles with large area 'window' traps. Coleopterist's Bulletin 34:237-239.

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Townes, H. 1972, A light-weight Malaise trap. Entomological News 83(9):239-247.

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