Setting Instructions

There are many ways of hydrating and setting insect specimens. A casual search of YouTube will reveal many such methods. The method we use to set our specimens is described here. Although the method shows what we do for butterflies and moths (and other insects like lanternflies etc... that have wings), it is almost the same for beetles, scorpions and spiders. The only difference is that instead of injecting other insects, we dunk them in hot water for a minute or two. Larger specimens such as tarantulas may need to be soaked longer.