188.8.131.52.2. Killing with petrol fuel
Colonies can also be killed with petrol fuel. This method doesn’t require hive manipulation, but one has to make sure, that no petrol fuel leaks out of the colony for environmental safety reasons.
- Seal the complete hive with masking tape, except the lid.
- Quickly open the top lid.
- Pour 500 ml standard petrol fuel into the colony.
- Close the colony.
- Store in a cold room until dissection.
Note: Petrol is poisonous for humans. Inspections should be done open air and gas masks or similar protection is highly recommended. Furthermore it is very important to be aware of the great flammability of petrol and its fumes!