Arthropod Collection and Identification,
Edition 1 Laboratory and Field Techniques
By Timothy J. Gibb and Christian Oseto

Publication Date: 09 Nov 2005
Arthropods are the most numerous and diverse group of animals and studying them requires the use of specialized equipment and specific procedures. This text describes effective methods and equipment for collecting, identifying, rearing, examining, and preserving insects and mites, and explains how to store and care for specimens in collections. It also provides instructions for the construction of many kinds of collecting equipment, traps, rearing cages, and storage units, as well as updated and illustrated keys for identification of the classes of arthropods and the orders of insects. Such information not only aids hobbyists and professionals in preparing insect collections, but it has become essential in documenting and standardizing collections of entomological evidence in forensic as well as pest management sciences.

Key Features

* Over 400 professionally drawn illustrations * Identification keys to find arthropod orders * Comprehensive reading list * Detailed glossary of terms
About the author
By Timothy J. Gibb, Professor, Clinical Engagement. Extension Entomology Specialist Department of Entomology, Purdue University and Christian Oseto, Purdue University, Indiana, USA
Book details
ISBN: 9780123695451
Page Count: 336
Retail Price : £31.99
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Professional and Amateur Entomologists as well as well as professionals, researchers, and students interested studying Entomology, Insect Physiology, Insect Taxonomy, Forensic Entomolgy, Medical Entomology, Insect Systematics, and other related areas.