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by jwa121
Tue Aug 23, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Method to display already pinned specimens upside down
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: Method to display already pinned specimens upside down

Or do it in reverse. Run the second insect pin through the small piece of cork first.
by jwa121
Tue Aug 23, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Method to display already pinned specimens upside down
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: Method to display already pinned specimens upside down

Another possibility. Remove the head from your specimen pin. Put some glue on the (now headless) shaft of the pin. Then push the pin into a small piece of cork. Let it set. Then run a second insect pin through the small piece of cork.
by jwa121
Tue Aug 23, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Method to display already pinned specimens upside down
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: Method to display already pinned specimens upside down

If you could find a suitable glue, you could perhaps do the following. Take a fairly stout insect pin, say a number 3, and cut it down to the appropriate length. Remove the head from your specimen pin. Then glue your (now headless) specimen pin to the cut-down number 3 pin.
by jwa121
Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Insect Trading Reports
Topic: Bad Trade with Otto Feldner
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Bad Trade with Otto Feldner

Otto Feldner (o.feldner@a1.net) is currently running an ad on the Insectnet Classifieds. I recommend caution if you deal with him. In November 2021, I paid Otto Feldner for some overwintering eggs of Neoris huttoni shadulla. He accepted my payment and then told me that he didn’t actually have any Ne...
by jwa121
Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Historis acheronta
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Historis acheronta

Falcate forewings are a wonderful feature of the males of a number of Saturniid moth species, as well. Strongly falcate wings are very attractive, I find.
by jwa121
Sat Jun 11, 2022 3:24 am
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: ova viability and animal age
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: ova viability and animal age

Coincidentally, I have been thinking about the same or very similar question. I rear Saturniid moths and for some time now I have suspected that a female Saturniid's first-laid eggs tend to produce caterpillars that grow better or that are perhaps bigger or more robust than the caterpillars that com...