degreasing agent for flies

Stuart Fullerton stuartf at PEGASUS.CC.UCF.EDU
Fri Jun 17 10:21:20 CDT 2005

howdy  sorry for the cross posting.

just hatched  three beautiful  bot flies.  wonderful colors and
markings.   the previous one turned dark black after mounting do to
exuding body grease.  i need to kill and soak these critters in
something to degrease to stop the discoloration. (would be nice to soak
the other specimen in something to remove the grease also)

does anyone have any suggestions.  you can answer me direct and cut down
on traffic, if you will.


cheers!  rof

Stuart M Fullerton ROF, Research Associate in charge of Arthropod

Collections (UCFC), Dept. of Biology, University of Central Florida, PO

Box 162368, Orlando, Florida, 32816-2368, USA. stuartf at <mailto:stuartf at>

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