How to preserve specimens?

Peter Oei (ECO Consult) poei at
Mon Feb 5 15:04:18 EST 1996

dlwheels at (Don Wheeler) wrote:
>Anybody have any thoughts on how I can permanently preserve specimens I 
>have found in the field? I've considered casting resin--but that could 
>get costly. Is there a way I could dry out the mushrooms without ruining 
>their general shape and color?

Freeze drying is one way to presevre mushrooms in their original shape 
and even colour (if they are kept in the dark) in a dry place. They do 
become very brittle. however.

Peter Oei

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