The Insectarium - Collecting, Arranging and Preserving Bugs, Beetles, Butterflies and More - With Practical Instructions to Assist the Amateur Home Naturalist (Kobo eBook)
“The Insectarium” is a vintage guide to setting up and maintaining an insectarium, originally written for entomologists and naturalists. An insectarium is an artificial habitat for insects where they can be displayed and studied. They usually contain a variety of insects and similar arthropods, such as spiders, beetles, cockroaches, ants, bees, millipedes, centipedes, crickets, grasshoppers, etc. This volume contains practical tips on creating and maintaining one, as well as information on where and how insects can be captured. Contents include: “The Capture of Insects”, “Beetles”, “Butterflies and Moths”, “Insectarium”, “Origin of the Insectarium”, “How an Insectarium should be Constructed and Regulated”, “Caterpillar Breeding in the Insectarium”, “How to Preserve Butterflies in the Insectarium”, “Ichneumon Parasites”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in a new, affordable, modern edition complete with the original text and artwork.