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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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Plant mounting

Another task I’ve been undertaking in the herbarium this week is mounting plant specimens. The museum has a lot of plant specimens that need mounting or re-mounting; some collected a long time ago and some recently collected.  If you’d like … Continue reading

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The Botany spirit collection

Yesterday, Lindsey Loughtman (Assistant curator- Botany) and I carried out an inspection of one of the shelves of the botany spirit collection.  The botancial spirit collection can be found with other natural sciences spirit collections (including a spooky severed hand!) in the … Continue reading

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Morning spent in the biological spirit collection

This morning myself and Kate (Sherburn- Curatorial Assistant Zoology) topped up the alcohol in some of the invertebrates stored in the biological spirit collections.  Jenny (Discombe- Conservator) had told us that they were last replenished with alcohol around 5 years … Continue reading

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