SAND FLY TAXONOMY TUTORIAL

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Section II: WRBU Sand Fly Mounting Protocol

Positioning Dissected Parts

After the initial positioning, some parts of the specimen may move out of position before the Euparal can dry. For example, heads can easily rotate to one side shortly after mounting. It is a good idea to re-examine all specimens after mounting is complete to ensure nothing has moved.

When repositioning in tacky euparal do not touch specimens directly or you will risk damaging fragile body parts. Instead, simply manipulate the Euparal that surrounds the specimen to move it back into the correct position.

To manipulate specimen into position:


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