From: "Ferm, Barret" <fermbarreta**At_Symbol_Here**SAU.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Insect collection protectant
Date: May 8, 2013 4:18:18 PM EDT
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Hi All. We have an insect collection contained in wooden boxes housed in a large steel cabinet. We want to protect them from being degraded during long term storage. I am seeking DCHAS wisdom for alternatives to the traditional use of p-dichlorobenzene and/or naphthalene-based "moth balls" for this function. I will be grateful for your suggestions.


CHO & Lab Coordinator
St. Ambrose University
Davenport, Iowa

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