Dying to Know - Insect Preservation | WeTeachMe On-Demand

Dying to Know - Insect Preservation

Insect Preservation - A Basic Guide

Learn on demand, at your own pace
4.5 hours
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Over 20 people have attended this class


The Rest in Pieces Team invites you to watch a Dying to Know - filmed demonstration of insect preservation. 

Natalie Delaney-John will take you through the basics of insect anatomy while guiding you through the processes of rehydration, specimen repair, pinning techniques for beetles and butterflies/moths and you will learn how to display your specimens.

You will learn the techniques on how to complete this fascinating process at home and will have the option to purchase the e-book, book or DIY kit. 

Once the session is complete you will be invited to join the Dying to know exclusive facebook page where you can add pictures of your creations and continue to pick our brains. 

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What you will learn

  • The techniques to complete insect preservation at home

What you will get

  • Clear and easy to follow information

What to bring

  • Feel free to write any notes

Appropriate for

Anyone with a curious mind

Rest in Pieces

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Natalie Delaney-John has travelled far and wide to learn the art of taxidermy and has been mentored by some of the world's best and most awarded taxidermists. She is the proud founder of Rest in Pieces, which launched Australia's first taxidermy workshops, conducts talks, demonstrations and now sells DIY kits so that you can learn this beautiful art in the comfort of your own home.

Since 2016, the Rest in Pieces team has expanded further into the 'dying arts', offering new classes and workshops aimed at preserving and presenting natural specimens. 

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5.0 (4 reviews)
Tamara rated it
10 Jun 2022
Really enjoyed watching the tutorials, informative but kept simple definitely be watching more from Rest In Pieces! And hopefully even be able to get to Melbourne for a class!
natalierated it
10 Apr 2022
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bouketrated it
21 Feb 2022
So glad I did this class ! So helpful in many ways . Can’t wait to start working on my specimens
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a credit note.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 14 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$50.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 14 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.
  • A credit note can be requested 14 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Rest in Pieces or organised by Rest in Pieces must agree to these terms and conditions:


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Rest in Pieces.


I agree to give Rest in Pieces unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Rest in Pieces classes and events or on Rest in Pieces' premises. (For use of Rest in Pieces marketing materials).


See refund section.


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit. Class cancellations may occur where necessary, for example where class bookings do not meet minimum numbers.

5.) COVID-19

Students agree not to attend classes if they are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 and/or if they have been advised to self-isolate in line with government restrictions. 

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