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Another possibility: 
https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/images/8/89/Forceps_note.pdf.


On 11/29/2017 11:13 AM, Michael Wilson wrote:
> Dear Colleagues
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> Does anyone have a good method of removing a (beetle) specimen from a pin without the use of a relaxing box?  A student wishes to place dried specimens in a solution which will extract the body contents for DNA extraction.  But needs to remove the pin first.
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> I have read about techniques that can heat a pin using a battery system allowing the pin to be removed- but have not seen one in action!  Someone else has suggested that a drop of 'wood naptha' at the base of the pin would relax the specimen locally and allow the pin to be removed.
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> Any suggestions welcomed
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> Thanks in advance
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> Mike Wilson
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