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Collecting and sampling
The forensic entomologist collects live or inanimate entomological material (larvae, pupae, adults), as well as soil samples, to document the case by following strict protocols for sampling at a death/crime scene or autopsy.
Larvae collected alive can be reared in an incubator until the adults hatch. Our laboratory can perform multiple rearing under different light and temperature conditions.
The forensic entomologist performs microscopic analysis of larval and adult material brought to the laboratory. The major species of necrophagous diptera or beetles are accurately identified to calculate the minimum postmortem time.