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Insect Pinning Workshop

Friday, June 14, 2019
2:00pm – 4:30pm

Hartford County Extension Center, Exchange Building, Suite 262, 270 Farmington Ave. Farmington, CT 06032

This hand-on workshop is an introduction to insect preservation and curation techniques, where students will learn to properly pin and preserve dried insects for scientific collection, research, and art. We’ll cover the basics of insect anatomy, how and why you should start an insect collection, the equipment you’ll need, collecting tips, and the techniques to make your specimens last for generations to come. Included is everything you’ll need to start your own insect collection: - Practice specimens - Pinning forceps - Foam spreading board - Glassine pinning strips - Museum-grade insect pins - Museum-grade insect labels - Insect collection box Class size is limited to 20 students Registration closes June 1, 2019 Materials fee: $22


Sarah Bailey

Extension (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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