Insects make fantastic subjects for viewing, covered in intricate details that can
only really be appreciated using a microscope. If you are just viewing out of casual
interest it is not necessary to kill insects, just keep an eye out for any dead ones,
there are lots around when you start looking. Once you have seen a lot of different
insects, or at least parts of them, you begin to recognise them when they turn up
elsewhere. Pond and soil samples often reveal an extensive list of previous inhabitants
while small mammal droppings can give clues as to who ended up as their last meal.
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