RE: [Histonet] FW: Mealworm larvae

From:Shirley Powell

Thanks so much for all your help.  I am going to be ready when the mealworms


From: Monfils, Paul [] 
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 6:28 PM
To: Shirley Powell
Subject: RE: [Histonet] FW: Mealworm larvae

	The problems in sectioning mealworms are the same as in sectioning
fruitflies and other arthropods, primarily the resistance of their chitinous
integument to processing solvents and to sectioning.  There are a few good
methods for softening chitin which have been mentioned on Histonet
previously.  Perhaps you can find them in the archives by searching for
"chitin".  I haven't sectioned mealworms but I have successfully used one
such method in sectioning fruitfly heads, which I will be glad to share if
you can't locate the information.

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