[Taxacom] Fw: Eliminating fungus from pinned specimens
dochterland at telenet.be
Thu Aug 1 04:42:34 CDT 2013
You could try dipping them in an alcoholic solution of 0.5% IPBC (iodopropynylbutylcarbamate). Blooming could be a problem, so first try with a few unimportant specimens.
> Hi all:
> I was just given a small collection (5 unit trays) of braconids. I
> noticed that a few specimens had some fungus growing on them.
> Is it safe to incorporate it into the department's general collection or
> should I be treating them with something before doing so? If yes, then
> what chemicals should I be using or should I put it in the freezer?
> Is there a way of eliminating the fungus altogether without damaging the
> I was told that room where the specimens came from is not central air
> cooled, and the room does get humid. What can be done to mitigate the
> growth of fungus? If a dessicant can be used, does it work ok with
> Thank you in advance, and sorry for cross posting.
> Bernarr Kumashiro
> Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture
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