More Pinning tips

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More Pinning tips

Post by NikonUser »

Andrew has given some great advice on mounting insects (beetles) and a useful ref.


It is usual to push a pin through an insect from the dorsal surface, later the pin image can be cloned out but some pixel-peepers may see
indications of the damage.

It is not always necessary to pin through an insect. One can insert a pin from the underside being careful not to exit on the top surface.

Here is a local ground beetle after being 'set' on a piece of balsa and after all the positioning pins have been removed.
Beetle still needs some cleaning before a final (dorsal) image.
student of entomology
Quote – Holmes on ‘Entomology’
” I suppose you are an entomologist ? “
” Not quite so ambitious as that, sir. I should like to put my eyes on the individual entitled to that name.
No man can be truly called an entomologist,
sir; the subject is too vast for any single human intelligence to grasp.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
The Poet at the Breakfast Table.

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