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Arthropod Collection and Identification: Laboratory and Field Techniques

Handbook / ManualOut of Print

By: Timothy Gibb and Christian Oseto

311 pages, 400 illus

Academic Press

Paperback | Nov 2005 | #157314 | ISBN: 0123695457
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About this book

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. Contains identification keys, a comprehensive reading list and a glossary of terms.

Endorsements:
"This book, with complete coverage of collecting and preserving techniques, is long overdue." - Dr. W. Wyatt Hoback, University of Nebraska at Kearney, U.S.A.
"At last there is a book that adequately covers the essentials of Arthropod collecting techniques. I will most certainly make this a required textbook when it becomes available. This book will save instructors time and materials." - Paul Choate, University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A.
"This text will become one of the standards found on every entomologist's bookshelf. I especially like the explanation of ordinal name derivatives that are given for each order and for many glossary terms." - Steve Mroczkiewicz, Syngenta Crop Protection, Attica, Indiana, U.S.A.
"Arthropod Collection and Identification is an outstanding resource for serious collectors. Written by premier entomologists, this comprehensive collection and identification book has excellent drawings that clearly illustrate the steps involved in creating your own collection." - Natalie Carroll, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A.

This book, with complete coverage of collecting and preserving techniques, is long overdue. - Dr. W. Wyatt Hoback, University of Nebraska at Kearney, U.S.A. "At last there is a book that adequately covers the essentials of Arthropod collecting techniques. I will most certainly make this a required textbook when it becomes available. This book will save instructors time and materials." - Paul Choate, University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A. "This text will become one of the standards found on every entomologist's bookshelf. I especially like the explanation of ordinal name derivatives that are given for each order and for many glossary terms." - Steve Mroczkiewicz, Syngenta Crop Protection, Attica, Indiana, U.S.A. Arthropod Collection and Identification is an outstanding resource for serious collectors. Written by premier entomologists, this comprehensive collection and identification book has excellent drawings that clearly illustrate the steps involved in creating your own collection. - Natalie Carroll, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A.


Contents

I. BASIC TOOLS AND GENERAL TECHNIQUES; 1. Equipment and Collecting Methods; 2. Agents for Killing and Preserving; 3. Storage of Specimens; II. CLASSIFICATION OF INSECTS AND MITES; 4. Classification of Insects and Mites; 5. Synopsis of Insect Orders; 6. Description of Hexapod Orders; Summary; Appendix I. Liquid Preservation Formulas; Appendix App II. Mounting Small and Soft Bodied Specimens; App III Directory - State Extension Service Directors and Administrators; App IV. Submitting Specimens for Identification; Glossary; References; Index


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