Can Cuticle Compounds Be Extracted From Insects Preserved in Ethanol?

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Researchers studying hydrocarbons in insect cuticles typically avoid specimens preserved in ethanol, for fear the solvent may interfere with chemical analysis. A new study, however, finds ethanol has little effect—at least in the case of one wasp species tested—and opens the possibility that ethanol-preserved insects…

Source: Entomology Today

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