Specimens in my collection
Release the dried male specimen from envelope (zip bag)
Fix the specimen on a small foam board with insect pins
Transfer the specimen into a box
Prepare the hot water (left) and a syringe
Puming the hot water to second abdomen segment area without making other part be wet (about 2 or 3 times, up to how hard/dried specimen is)
Transfer specimen to larger foam board and fix the body, wings and abdomen
Move the specimen to microscope
Tranfer the specimen in fix position into a box with silica-gel
Cover the box and keep in dark area until the specimen to be hard.
Now your specimen are ready for take photo or drawing of detail structure of penis organ.
Some my completed figures of penis organ of Gomphidae for publication