Insect pinning was a very popular form of education in the Victorian age and continues today. Many natural history museums collect insects for DNA based studies of taxonomy, climate change and conservation genetics. New species are being discovered frequently, in natural environments and existing museum collections.
In this class we will discuss how to relax found specimens and create a fast, easy relaxing chamber in your home. You will pin 1 relaxed Morpho Butterfly in class and go home with your own mini pinning board, pinning pins and a riker mount (see second photo) to display your specimens.
You will be working with specimens that were acquired post death, because of this there may be little imperfections with your specimens.
Please note. The first photo is not a riker mount frame. See second photo for the riker mount frame. Riker mounts are glass frames with cotton or wool background to keep specimens safe.