Pull a leg off (or two) and throw the rest in Pampel's or similar. There is more than enough DNA in there.
Dear Scarab Workers
· Have there been any recent developments in the best way to preserve scarab larvae for both morphological and molecular work?
· Has anyone tried squeezing out the gut contents especially in large larvae?
· Has anyone tried injecting squeezed larvae with alcohol gel?
· Your experiences, thoughts and papers covering this topic would be greatly appreciated!
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