Some Techniques for the Preparation, Study, and Storage in Microvials of Insect Genitalia

  title={Some Techniques for the Preparation, Study, and Storage in Microvials of Insect Genitalia},
  author={Ashley B. Gurney and James P. Kramer and George C. Steyskal},
  journal={Annals of The Entomological Society of America},
Sodium hydroxide in the form of household flake lye is a substitute which is more gentle on delicate tissues than potassium hydroxide. Several types of small dishes and cavity plates are convenient containers in which to study genitalic preparations. Suggestions are made for the storage of genitalia in glycerine within microvials, especially the avoidance of too much glycerine and the need to slant the vials to keep the corks dry when they are pinned. Plastic microvials and synthetic rubber… 

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