Arthropod Collection and Identification: Laboratory and Field Techniques

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9780123695451: Arthropod Collection and Identification: Laboratory and Field Techniques

Arthropods are the most numerous and diverse group of animals and studying them requires the use of specialized equipment and specific procedures. This text describes effective methods and equipment for collecting, identifying, rearing, examining, and preserving insects and mites, and explains how to store and care for specimens in collections. It also provides instructions for the construction of many kinds of collecting equipment, traps, rearing cages, and storage units, as well as updated and illustrated keys for identification of the classes of arthropods and the orders of insects. Such information not only aids hobbyists and professionals in preparing insect collections, but it has become essential in documenting and standardizing collections of entomological evidence in forensic as well as pest management sciences.

* Over 400 professionally drawn illustrations
* Identification keys to find arthropod orders
* Comprehensive reading list
* Detailed glossary of terms

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The most current and comprehensive manual on the market for collecting, indentifying, rearing, examining, and preserving insects and mites.

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Arthropod Collection and Identification Techniques is the most current and comprehensive illustrated guide to collecting and preparing insects, mites, ticks and spiders for display and study. Designed to be taken into the field or used in the laboratory and classroom, it summarizes all commonly used techniques for catching, handling, rearing, and preserving arthropods, explaining not only how they can be used, but also how each performs. As the ultimate reference, this text describes the equipment used when collecting specimens, provides instructions for the construction of traps, rearing cages, and storage units, and includes updated, illustrated keys for identification of the classes of arthropods and the orders of insects.

This is an indispensable guide for hobbyists, researchers, students preparing insect collections, as well as practicing entomologists, acarologists, zoologists, forensic investigators, ecologists, and pest managers.

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