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06-11-99, 10:57 PM
Does anyone know where I can get some of those vials like Hooker had at the Fling? I want to start collecting insect samples from my favorite streams to aid in my fly tying. I would prefer the smaller vials so I can stash them in my vest.
Dave-was that formaldehyde in the vials or Seagrams? http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/wink.gif
Small vials can be purchased from laboratory supply houses like Fischer. I'll email you a phone number, and maybe I can purchase a few from work (your side of town). Maybe we could have lunch or sumthin.
saw a kit at discountFFing.com, but it was $70....( seems like that;s where I saw it?!) You guys spend $400 on a rod....why not $70 on some vials and a waterproof notebook? http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
Flappin Tung -n- cheeeeek !!!!!
They can be ordered from Sargent-Welch Supply Company at 1-800-SARGENT.
Ask for: Short style, molded screw cap vials
70mm X 21mm
Cat. No. - S-83246-01F
$11.20 per package of 36
06-13-99, 12:23 AM
Thanks Hooker! I found their website.
What liquid do you use to preserve the insects? Have you used (or heard of) "Bug Juice"?
06-17-99, 12:05 AM
I've never heard of "Bug Juice." Is it a preservative, and where do you find it?
06-17-99, 12:25 AM
I dont have any idea about how long it will last but so far it has lasted about 6 years with no problem.I have some stone flies,caddismay flies in just plain old rubbing alcohol with a pinch of salt added in.No discoloration at all.Its cheap give it a shot
Found out that the preservative I was referring to is called Joe's Bug Juice. It's not a commercial product but is made by Joe in his basement. I emailed someone at VFS who was selling the stuff ($20 includes shipping, 12 vials, and 300ml of juice) for more information. Seems a little sketchy right now, but I'll let you know when I get more details.
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