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Investigating Forensics


SFU Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Burnaby, British Columbia

Blow fly (Calliphoridae)

Blow fly (Calliphoridae)

Blow fly (Calliphoridae) larvae in vials of alcohol for permanent preservation. Larvae are first heat killed in hot water for 5 minutes to destroy the internal enzymes then placed in alcohol. They can be kept in this manner forever. Insects collected from a crime scene are kept forever for eventual use in court.

The Critical Thinking Consortium, Simon Fraser University

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Learning Object Collection: Investigating Forensics
Learning Object: Insect Informants
Institution: SFU Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology