boake at utkvx.utk.edu
Wed Nov 1 15:54:40 EST 1995
>("Laurence D. MUELLER") wrote:
>> I am not an artist but rather am interested to hear if anyone has
>> had success permanantly marking individual flies with paint or
>> some other substance.
I have used Testor's model paints successfully with a variety of
insects. You'll need to practice for a while to get the correct
drop size and tackiness of the paint. Suitable applicators include
pointy toothpicks and some insect pins. Some behavioral biologists
have probably painted little bitty flies; check references in behavioral
journals. I can't recall a citation offhand, but you could try papers
by T. Markow or L. Partridge.
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