6.2. Collecting greater wax moth haemolymph

Numerous investigations in the literature call for the collection and manipulation of wax moth haemolymph. Though the methods outlined to do this may not be immediately useful to those studying wax moths from an apiculture perspective, we feel that it is helpful to include methods related to haemolymph collection in this manuscript since it is such a popular technique and it is a technique used to answer many fundamental questions about wax moths. A method for collecting honey bee haemolymph is described in the BEEBOOK paper on physiology methods (Hartfelder et al., 2013).