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RE: [beemonitoring] fungus on dried bee specimens

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  • barbara.abraham@hamptonu.edu
    Thanks to Maria for reminding me that Sam has almost EVERYTHING a novice bee collector needs to know in the Handy Bee Manual! Barb Barbara J. Abraham, Ph.D.
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      Thanks to Maria for reminding me that Sam has almost EVERYTHING a novice bee collector needs to know in the Handy Bee Manual!

       

      Barb

       

      Barbara J. Abraham, Ph.D.

      Associate Professor

      SEEDS Ecology Chapter Advisor

      Department of Biological Sciences

      Hampton University

      Hampton, VA  23668

      757-727-5283

      barbara.abraham@...

       

      From: Maria Van Dyke [mailto:mtv4h@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 6:24 PM
      To: ABRAHAM BARBARA
      Cc: beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [beemonitoring] fungus on dried bee specimens

       

      Sam has included this information in this Handy Bee Manual which can be found on his ftp site

      ftp://ftpext.usgs.gov/pub/er/md/laurel/Droege/

      Go to handy Bee Manual, then go to Page 33. I used this and it worked well. Like it says in the document, some bees still have some mold on them, but I could see parts much better.

      Maria

      2012/5/2 <barbara.abraham@...>

       

      All,

       

      Is there any non-toxic way to kill fungus on dried bee specimens? Is there any way to treat the boxes so they can be reused?

       

      I do not have access to a freezer in which to store my specimens. I am going to try a desk lamp for complete drying this summer, and hope the mice and earwigs in the lab don’t like their bees cooked!

       

      Barb

       

      Barbara J. Abraham, Ph.D.

      Associate Professor

      SEEDS Ecology Chapter Advisor

      Department of Biological Sciences

      Hampton University

      Hampton, VA  23668

      757-727-5283

      barbara.abraham@... All,

       

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