Butterflies, moths and other specimens that will break or become discolored if submerged in alcohol.
Please include a Insect/Arthropod ID Request form in a separate plastic bag to keep it dry.
For best results, follow these packaging steps:
- If the specimen is alive, put it into a box or sealable plastic container and freeze for 2-3 hours before sent.
- Gently wrap the dead specimen in tissue paper or napkins.
- Pack the specimen in a crush-proof box for shipping. Make sure there is no space available in box for specimens to move while in transit.
- Ship the specimen to the address on the submission form.