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It's not difficult to for amateurs to get started with bug-collecting and preserving, DeBari says. The supplies are few and easy to obtain. Many are household items you may already have. Complete collector's kits are available online for about $40 from companies such as BioQuip Products (bioquip.com).

Before you venture into the wild (or not-so-wild) on your own, you'll need: