Arthropod Collection and Identification: Laboratory and Field Techniques
Arthropods are the most numerous and diverse group of animals and studying them requires the use of specialized equipment and specific procedures. This text describes effective methods and equipment for collecting, identifying, rearing, examining, and preserving insects and mites, and explains how to store and care for specimens in collections. It also provides instructions for the construction of many kinds of collecting equipment, traps, rearing cages, and storage units, as well as updated and illustrated keys for identification of the classes of arthropods and the orders of insects. Such information not only aids hobbyists and professionals in preparing insect collections, but it has become essential in documenting and standardizing collections of entomological evidence in forensic as well as pest management sciences.
* Over 400 professionally drawn illustrations
* Identification keys to find arthropod orders
* Comprehensive reading list
* Detailed glossary of terms
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Chapter 2 Agents for Killing and Preserving
Chapter 3 Storage of Specimens
Classification of Insects and mites
Chapter 4 Classification of Insects and Mites
Chapter 5 Synopsis of Insect Orders
Chapter 6 Descriptions of Hexapod Orders
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