loan etiquette

Stuart Fullerton stuartf at PEGASUS.CC.UCF.EDU
Thu Sep 30 08:21:42 CDT 1999

Gentle folks:

sorry to cross post but would like a cross section of opinions.

suggestions please: in late l995 i was asked if i would send some
specimens overseas for identification. a loan was made up and sent with a
time period of one year. over the passage of time i have asked for updates
and possible return dates.  always a good put off as to reasons why, but
so far nothing has been done. the material has not been returned and
requests that it be return have been ignored.

what, if any, is the suggested etiquette and protocal for dealing with
this kind of a situation?  is there anyway the material can be gotten
back? or does one just kiss it off and  get on with life.  our collection
is small and regional and it would be very nice to have the material back
so that the identifications and related data can be used in our studies.

suggestions and comments would be appreciated - direct so as not to
clutter up the "air".

thanks and cheers!


Stuart M Fullerton ROF, Research Associate in charge of Arthropod
Collections (UCFC), Biology Dept. University of Central Florida, Orlando,
Florida, 32816, USA. stuartf at

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