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PostSubject: My first scorpion just kicked the bucket   1/12/2010, 12:58 am

I just found the first scorpion that I've ever had, dead. I got her about two-years-ago. Pretty sad stuff but at least she led me into the invert world. I'm probably preserving her in alcohol until I get the supplies to put her on display.
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PostSubject: Re: My first scorpion just kicked the bucket   1/12/2010, 3:01 pm

when you preserve the scorpion is it pure alcohol you use?? or could you use something like absenth lol??
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PostSubject: Re: My first scorpion just kicked the bucket   1/12/2010, 10:55 pm

You would typically use 70% by vol isoproply alcohol which is not the same as ethanol (the alcohol found in alcoholic beverages such as absenth) I'm sure that liquor makes a poor preservative because of all the other chemicals present. You could use industrial grade enthanol, but it is more expensive than isopropanol. Sorry to hear about your loss pale
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PostSubject: Re: My first scorpion just kicked the bucket   1/12/2010, 11:05 pm

Yup, I use the 70% stuff. I saw some 90% in the store the other day but didn't have the $ to get some.

On a different note, my other anole died today.

I'm having so many deaths lately ... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: My first scorpion just kicked the bucket   1/17/2010, 1:53 am

Any liquor would make a poor preservative because it's seldom above 50% concentration. Ethanol works fine when it's concentrated (everclear might actually work quite well).

In my experience, entomologists like high-concentration ethanol (70%-90%), but iso works well too (it's easier to find).

Sorry to hear your inaugural scorpion died, Brandon. I remember when that happened to me, too. Sad

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