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Name: Maria
Status: other
Age: other
Location: MD
Country: N/A
Date: 6/29/2005


Question:
I am trying to find a way to preserve the natural color that appears in moths and butterfly wings. Once they die they start to fade I especially have this problem with the luna moth. Just so you know I keep them out of the sun light or any light for that matter. I also laminate the wings .Is there some sort or preservative spray? etc...


Replies:
This site has extensive information about mounting and preserving butterflys, I did not see any mention of ways to enhance color in specimens.

http://newsletter.tamu.edu/mountingabutterfly.htm

J. Elliott


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