New Pages on Spider Preparation

storing spiders and labels in conservation fluids is part of preparing them for microscopic observation

storing spiders and labels in conservation fluids is part of preparing them for microscopic observation

In arachnology, collected spiders sometimes have to be prepared before microscopic observations are made. Some of these preparations require a pair of very pointy/sharp forceps, a calm hand, some practice and a couple of chemicals (mounting media) for clearing and mounting certain body parts.

The new page on Spider Preparation describes some of the techniques involved and the page Mounting Media is dedicated to the making and use of chemicals in arachnology.

I’d be happy to receive any comments and notes on these topics and would happily share your “secret recipe” in spider preparation on these pages.

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