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Capitaine
Scientific Collaborator

France
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Posted - 09/09/2015 :  16:16:34  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Pour ceux qui sont à la recherche d'un système d'étiquetage clair et pratique, je propose cet affichage crée à partir d'étiquettes pré-formatées sur Microsoft excel.
L'étiquette comporte tous les data recommandés par la normalisation entomologique et évite les erreurs de lecture inérantes au type "manuscrit". Pour ma part, j'épingle l'étiquette à gauche du specimen, ainsi il est aisé de retrouver (ou comparer) un insecte sans ouvrir le carton ni bouger le specimen.
Si certains sont intéressés par ce systéme (et qui possédent Excel), je peux envoyer (gracieusement bien sur) le fichier par mail contenant la planche d'étiquettes pré-formatées (microsoft excel).
Il suffit de remplir les champs à votre convenance, de printer la planche puis de découper les étiquettes.
Un code couleur en bas de planche permet de copier/coller les aires géographiques pour une recherche accélérée dans les cartons.


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Claude

Xaurus
Member Rosenbergia

Germany
1041 Posts

Posted - 09/09/2015 :  23:33:19  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Thanks Claude for give us a good idea. Generally I think the separation of the label from the spms contains a danger within itself, f.e. if you take more spms for comparision out of the box the probability to confound this spms later is great. I believe spm, needle (or glue sheet) and label should be an unit, further labels in the box are quite comfortable, of course.
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dryobius
Member Rosenbergia

USA
1254 Posts

Posted - 10/09/2015 :  19:38:46  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
I see that many private collectors have very different styles regarding the display of their beetles. My collection is mounted and labelled in a manner that will facilitate its incorporation into a major museum when I am no longer able to work with it.

Scientific museums prefer specimens that are not mounted with the legs and antennae overly stretched out which means that they are less likely to break. I dislike specimens glued to little boards because then it is very difficult to see the data label. My data labels are just large enough for me to read without magnifying glasses. I have seen some labels that are too small to read and some labels are unnecessarily large. So, my collection is arranged to minimize space, make specimens easy to locate, avoid breakage, and be prepared like the other specimens in a large museum. ( I do mount most of my specimens more neatly than the average museum specimen).

Each specimen should have its own "determination" label attached to the pin, or it should be in line with a specimen that does. A number of specialists have identified specimens in my collection ( starting about 30 years ago ), and sometimes their handwriting was very bad. I have kept their original labels but they are usually underneath a typewritten label.

Very importantly, I use acid-free card stock for my labels. This type of paper remains white and is not supposed to turn yellow. I don't like black borders on my labels, as that just makes them a little larger and distracts from the appearance of the specimens. I can cut out a small label in a straight line without a border.

I use yellow paper for PARATYPE labels. I currently have a few HOLOTYPES in my collection which use red labels.

I have about 150 Cornell drawers of Cerambycidae. Each Cornell drawer holds 16 unit trays (like the one in the picture). I have larger unit trays for larger specimens. Putting specimens in unit trays allows me to re-organize genera and species very easily.






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