Thanks, Doc. Anytime that I stage a subject about the size of a grain of rice is quite challenging. Often times I can't tell the front end from the back end until I view it under magnification. The ones that I can't get a #000 mounting pin into have to be staged in a different manner and I use the Super Glue method as a last resort for I end up getting it stuck to me more often than I do the pin.
I have thought on this problem a bit.
Superglue is the wrong choice.
I use clear Aerogloss dope, or clear nail polish.
It can be reversed with a bit of acetone.
Dip a small insect pin HEAD into the dope. Allow to gel. Touch specimen on your chosen spot. Position as dope dries.
I have 99 cent ball joints with a small alligator clip to hold pin.
The dope also is the ideal thing to replace broken appendages.
If you look close, you can see how it holds bark mounted beetles I sent, to the bark. A drop on the tarsi.
I had a 4 oz jar, lasted almost 45 years.
I did gratis mounting work for a lady for a PhD thesis.
I enjoy it, and it helped her a great deal.
She is now Dr.(I have forgotten).
The technique of artistic mounting is another dinosaur.
That you accomplish this well in a short time shows a 'natural' talent.
Knowledge of insect physiology will enhance the skill.