How to preserve specimens?
Peter Oei (ECO Consult)
poei at telebyte.nl
Mon Feb 5 15:04:18 EST 1996
dlwheels at crl.com (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.
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