[Syrphidae] freeze desinfection of insect drawers
frank.dziock at tu-berlin.de
Tue Oct 17 12:49:00 BST 2006
Hello Syrphid friends!
Can anybody provide me with information how to desinfect the drawers in
my syrphid collection with a standard freezer (-18 degrees C)? There are
no visible signs of pests yet, but I would like to be as safe as possible.
I am also unsure about the details:
How long do the drawers have to be in the freezer?
Does freezing damage the syrphid specimens?
How about condensed water after taking the insect drawers out of the
Maybe there are already some web resources on this? I would greatly
appreciate any links or hints on literature on this topic.
Many thanks in advance!
Best wishes from Berlin,
Prof. Dr. Frank Dziock
der TU Berlin
Sekr. AB 1
D - 12165 Berlin
Tel: 030 – 314 71368
Fax: 030 – 314 71355
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