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Gibb, T.J. & Oseto, C.Y., 2005

Arthropod Collection and Identification: laboratory and field techniques

A compendium of information on the collection and preservation of arthropod specimens.

The first part of the book is a detailed account of collecting and curatorial techniques.

The second part covers classification with keys to classes and orders, with brief descriptions of each.

A 50 page glossary follows.

The first two appendices give formulae for making up preservation fluids (AGA, Barber's, Embalming(!), Essig's Aphid, Hoyer's and KAA), and giuidelines for mounting small soft-bodied specimens (aphids etc, thrips and mites). The remaining two appendices concern SEL's identification service in the US.

Can be downloaded from SlideShare.

Publisher Academic Press
Pages 325
ISBN 0-12-369545-7
Web site http://www.slideshare.net/ultramol/arthropod-collection-and-identification-field-and-laboratory-techniques
Illustrations Line drawings.

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

ARTHROPODA Latreille, 1829 (arthropods) Background Reading Current
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