Vila et al., 2014: PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION AT MCNB
Figure 1: Storage box with eggs before (A, C) and after intervention (B, D). A) and B) various types of eggs; C) and D) five
eggs of Dromaius novahollandiae. Images: MCNB.
The interior was cleaned with air and fine
elements were reattached to their correct place
brushes adapted to the needs of the stored
(Figures 2A, 2B). Loose specimens were fixed
specimens. Elements detached from specimens
by means of entomological pins. Insecticide
or labels were collected and placed in small
was
renewed
(a
piece
of
cardboard
tracing paper packets (made from transparent
impregnated with 1.27 g of transfluthrin of the
pulp cellulose with a neutral pH and free of
trademark BaygonŽ) (Figure 2C), and if
acids and chlorine), which were fixed with
necessary, preventive quarantine was carried
entomological pins to the bottom of the boxes
out by means of freezing the prepacked boxes
to verify the origin of their content. Later, these
at -18° C for 20 days in airtight bags.
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