Could you please dissect the branches in my office (in blue tupperware box)? Please separate beetles that are already out on the paper (they will have fungi in the mycangium) and those that you pull out from the wood – these will include mature specimens, but also hopefully immature adults, pupae and larvae. We want all these developmental stages preserved in ethanol.
Please do it sooner rather than later – they are coming out now, and we need to process it before all the immatures develop. ‘Have you done this before? Please let me know if you have any questions!