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Preserve a butterfly specimen by relaxing, pinning and drying the specimen. Relaxing and drying are necessary to prevent the specimen from breaking or molding in the future.


The proper method of preserving butterflies for framing varies depending on whether the insects are captured live or dead: most are frozen or placed in preservative chemicals or paper envelopes. Some techniques for preserving butterflies are more complex than others. The ideal method of preservation


Although the technique and method of preservation varies depending on the life stage of the butterfly, preserving a butterfly typically involves placing the specimen in preservative fluids and then storing it in rubbing alcohol to keep its wings moist and relaxed. Pupae are generally first preserved


The word "acrylic" comes from the Latin "acrolein," meaning "a sharp smell," and was named for the odor released during production. An acrylic is a chemical substance derived from acrylic acid, and is manufactured in a number of chemical compositions.


A butterfly's wingspan can range from a 1/2 inch to 1 foot in length from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other. The blue pygmy butterfly, which is native to California, is the smallest species, while the Queen Alexandra's birdwing is the largest.


According to The Children's Butterfly Site, there are approximately 12,000 to 15,000 species of butterflies in the world, and scientists believe there are thousands of species that have not yet been found. According to The Butterfly Website, the most common butterfly is the Cabbage White while the r


Butterflies live all over the world, except in Antarctica and the harshest deserts. Many butterflies live in tropical climates like those found in Hawaii and Mexico.


Acrylic fabric is primarily made from a manufactured substance called "acrylonitrile." The DuPont chemical company created acrylic in 1944, but it was not commercially available until six years later. The fabric has a smooth and soft texture.


Lizards, snakes and toads are a few animals that eat butterflies, according to the TheButterflySite. Frogs eat butterflies as well, and monkeys and rats are two animals in the mammal category that consume butterflies. Humans also eat butterflies as a delicacy in Africa, Southeast Asia and Mexico. Bu


The word "butterfly" comes from the Old English word "buttorfleoge," which is a combination of the words for "butter" and "fly." The reasons for the name are obscure.