herbarium practices

Anita Cholewa anita at MOZART.CBS.UMN.EDU
Thu Jun 5 12:18:38 CDT 1997


I would like to know what people's feeling are regarding the
sewing of plants specimens to mounting paper.  Years ago we
used to sew branches and bulky fruits but I found that
the size and bulk of the specimens and the size of the mounting
paper often made sewing a little on the difficult side and
occasionally caused some minor damage to the specimen.  We no
longer sew but instead using little blobs of glue across the
tops of specimens for added attachment. Are there better reasons
why we no longer use this practice?

I would also like to know the pros and cons of using the
cloth tapes.

Thanks in advance for comments.

Anita
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