As we curate the beetle collection we are building a photographic record of the various elements of the project, from specimens, to the materials and equipment we use, to the hands-on curatorial process itself.
Then and now – a look at the beetle drawers are they were before recuration.
From cork to foam – the steps involved in the removal of the specimens from cork-lined trays and storage in new foam-lined trays.
Photographing beetles –
Tiger beetles in pics – we are photographing all the specimens (+ labels) from the Schultz tiger beetle collection. The images are being uploaded to Notes from Nature in a collaboration to get the specimen records quickly and effectively transcribed. Specimen records will be added to our database and made freely available online.
All photos by L.Musetti, unless stated otherwise.
Funded by the National Science Foundation
Award # 2035537