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Sort session hiatus

We’re taking a break from our weekly sort sessions, at least for the next three weeks. Our gall project is taking off quickly, and we need to get organized about workflows, for one. We are especially interested in finding this … Continue reading

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2019 sort session #21 – gall city

This is gonna sound dumb, but my kids (ages 7 and 9) love to tease me about a magical place called “Kid City”, where children rule the land, every meal is dessert, and no grown-ups are allowed. This week I … Continue reading

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2019 sort session #20 – labeling

I’m not gonna lie; labeling is maybe my least favorite step when preparing specimens. I do like typing them up (we usually do this in Word, as a table) and reminiscing about the collecting events I was a part of. … Continue reading

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2019 sort sessions #18 and #19 – Special project!

Following up on sort session #17, where I struggled with how we should organize our trap residues, we now have an alternative use for some of these exhausted samples. (drumroll) We’ve started a special project for the public space that … Continue reading

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2019 sort session #17 – What to do about residues?

I used our last sort session to liberate space in the teaching collection — primarily because we need to expand our arachnid offerings but also because we are accumulating people’s leftover trap offerings at an unsustainable rate. It was a … Continue reading

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