A colleague, who is homebased, has asked us to supply chemicals for de-
greasing specimens. He asked for benzene and ethyl acetate, both of which
are now problematic as he does not have a fume cupboard and bans etc.
Our colleagues in conservation asked that I contacted other museums and
zoology teams to see what they use instead of these chemicals and also what
advice to give amateur nats to use at home.
Advice would be welcome.
I look forward to seeing people at conference next week and discussions on
Curator Natural Life (zoology)
Leicestershire County Council Environment and Heritage Services
31 and 33 Hayhill
Barrow upon Soar
Leicestershire LE12 8LD