6.5.2. Rough isolation of the larval cuticle

  1. Euthanize the wax moth larva.
  2. Dissect away the larva’s head.
  3. Press the larva with a glass rod from the posterior end to the anterior end.
    This squeezes out the larva’s viscera.
  4. Rinse the remaining integument with distilled water
  5. Dry the integument carefully