Monthly Archives: February 2013

Originally posted on Herbology Manchester:
Yesterday, Andrew Lawton (the Museum’s curatorial trainee) and I braved the cold outside the Museum entranace to make bird boxes with Evan Powell from the RSPB. For National Nest Box Week, we made homes for…

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Longhorn beetle project- labelling and incorporating

Now that the longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae family) have been pinned, and their antennae and limbs firmly fixed in place (hopefully!), it’s now time to label the specimens. I saved the packets and labels that came with the beetles and pinned … Continue reading

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Longhorn beetle project

For the past week and a bit I’ve been working in Entomology with my own project on Longhorn beetles (Family: Cerambycidae).  This is a great project for me to work on as it allows me to go through every stage … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Palaeosam's Blog:
Yesterday evening I had a very interesting chat with The Horniman Museum’s Paolo Viscardi about collections under threat of damage or destruction. I expected the primary contributor to be human civil unrest but, as…

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British Arachnological Society Spider id workshop

On Saturday I attended the British Arachnological Society (BAS) Spider id workshop at our very own Manchester Museum.  The event was hosted by BAS Membership Treasurer, Philip Baldwin and curator of Arthropods here at Manchester, Dmitri Logunov. The first part … Continue reading

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