Biological Museum Methods, Volume 2
From the Preface:
The primary aims of this book are to highlight the main aspects of the preparator's work, describe as many techniques as practical, and guide the reader to the relevant literature, from which more information can be gained.
To prepare a book of this kind, one must draw heavily on the published and unpublished research of many other workers, present and past. As it is not possible to describe every technique which may be practiced in a biological museum, lists of useful publications are provided at the end of the chapters.
In most cases when animal preparation is discussed, the grouping is not governed by any of the accepted scientific systems but rather by preparational requirements.
The preparation of specimens for natural history and building exhibitions has unlimited possibilities. The advances in technology are strongly felt in the museum field. We hope that this book will help the reader to explore ideas, learn techniques and understand the relationship between science and craft involved in the creative process that is the work of the preparator.
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Contents of Volume
Sponges and coelenterates
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acetone acrylic adults and nymphs alcohol adults allow animals applied areas Australian Museum base beetles block bubbles cast coat collected collector colour container cotton wool diorama display dissolved distilled water dried edges embedding epoxy ethyl acetate fibreglass fixed floc fluid foam formaldehyde formalin freeze drying fumes glacial acetic acid glass glue glued glycerine habitat hardener heat hole insects invertebrates KILLING AND PRESERVING Killing jar labels larvae latex layer Lepidoptera liquid material mesh method mixed mounted naphthalene neutral formalin nymphs painted paper Photo piece pinned placed plants plaster plastic Plasticine polyester resin polyurethane polyvinyl acetate position poured prepared prevent relaxed removed rubber moulds sand sea water shape sheet side silicone rubber skin soaked solution solvent species spider sprayed storage stored styrene suitable surface Taxidermy technique temperature thick trap tube usually washed wings wire worms