Follow these simple steps to preserve your larvae specimens.

1. Boil the specimen and let them sit in hot water for 1 5 minutes.

a. Boilng the samples helps preserve their protein structure.

2. Place the samples in a dram (glass) vial.

3. Cover the specimens with a 70% ethanol or isopropyl solution.

Using these techniques will enable you to preserve insect specimens for several years.

W. Justin Sealy
Area Forestry Teacher
Georgia Department of Education