I have recently been looking into preserving ants. I don't have a lot of proper materials (still researching where to buy them), so I've been experimenting with other methods. I have plenty of bodies from a die-off in a Tetramorium immigrans colony to work with. One method that I tried is just adhering the dead bodies to a microscope slide with a little bit of Elmer's Glue.
Today an infertile Tetramorium immigrans queen died, and I want to be able to preserve her. With the workers, I can experiment around a little as I have plenty. With the queen, however, I only have one chance to preserve her correctly.
Is there a way to preserve ants using household materials? Keep in mind I want to be able to see these ants under a microscope.