TAMU ENTO 322 - Collection Equipment (3 pages)

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Texas A&M University
Ento 322 - Insects In Human Society

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ENTO 322 1st Edition Lecture 8 Outline of Last Lecture I Collection Types II Museum Insect Collections III Internationally Shipped Specimens IV Other Information V Insect Museum at Texas A M University Outline of Current Lecture I II III IV Collection Equipment Insect Preservation Preservation Labels Special Insect Permits Current Lecture I Special equipment is used to capture and preserve insects A Equipment can be simple or highly specialized i Nets types 1 Aerial open in the mouth must do Aggie flip mesh material 2 Sweep made out of canvas cannot see what you have in the net must turn inside out to collect specimens 3 Aquatic D Net shaped like a D has open screen at bottom ii Beating sheets piece of fabric on a frame catching mechanism can put a flashlight behind them at night to attract insects iii Suction traps electric trap has a little black light and a mini vacuum cleaner the insects that are attracted to the light will be exposed to the vacuum which will suck them down to the bottom of the net some traps have chambers at the top where you use dry ice to produce Carbon Dioxide for blood feeding insects iv Killing jars container with paper towels or cotton balls to absorb the acetone v Spreaders dryers commonly used on butterflies made out of wood adjust it the body width of the insect and use paper to hold out the wings and let them dry out for a few days vi Envelopes way of separation when collecting insects These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute II III IV vii Aspirators other equipment form a vacuum to suck tiny insects into a small vial viii Berlese funnels bucket funnel screen wire inside funnel fill the funnel with leaf litter the top has a light bulb many insects will move away from the light heat down to the bottom and fall into the bucket ix Drags pieces of felt and drag it along the ground many arthropods are waiting for something furry

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