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Looking for some help to identify
What is the liquid used to preserve aquatic insects?
Where can it be found and suggestions for bottles-tubes & tops?
Am interested in starting small collection
Thanks for your help
 

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Bruce-

What is the liquid used to preserve aquatic insects?
70% ethyl alcohol (ethanol) works well, and is available in any drugstore.

Where can it be found and suggestions for bottles-tubes & tops?
A clear glass vial with a black plastic cap is generally used. Those with a protruding seal inside the cap are best, as they are less inclined to leakage. They can be ordered from any biological supply house.
 

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Roger, as usual, has it. It has not been my experience, however, that it can be purchased at your local drugstore. I found it, by the quart, at a place that sells massage oils and supplies. Don't use denatured alcohol (rubbing alcohol), which is usually a blend of isopropyl alcohol and a "denaturant" (usually something like mustard oil), which will make your specimens brittle and liable to breakage..
 
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