[Taxacom] Field Biologist Data Gathering Tools

Bob Mesibov mesibov at southcom.com.au
Wed Mar 28 17:16:06 CDT 2007

Doug Yanega wrote:

"Every specimen we collect is giving a (UID) database label and registered 
in the database simultaneous with the date/locality label... "

I am extremely impressed. Our museum is the repository for thousands of 
samples from major, local invertebrate surveys, e.g. aquatic 
macroinvertebrates in taxa such as Plecoptera, Ephemeroptera, Trichoptera, 
Coleoptera, Diptera, etc. Many of these samples contain hundreds of 
individual, unsorted specimens. These are kept unregistered, but documented, 
as "biodiversity quarries". Specialists remove and identify specimens from 
these samples when they have the time, funding and interest to do so. These 
identified specimens are then registered and separately curated.

I suppose we could add to each bulk sample a parcel of registration-number 
labels, one for each of the specimens...
Dr Robert Mesibov
Honorary Research Associate, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
and School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
Home contact: PO Box 101, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia 7316
(03) 64371195; 61 3 64371195

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