Specimen Labels

Cehmoth cehmoth at aol.com
Tue Sep 14 09:51:08 EDT 1999

Another view.  The label data can be the most important part of any specimen.
Museums are full of specimens with labels that of little or no scientific
value, because there is not enough data to confirm a location. In 4 pt. font, a
label come out:     
New Mexico:Luna Co.
1 mi n Deming/Hwy 180
on Baileya multiradiata
August 1, 1999  4330'
The label is 0.5 by 0.7 inches and is appropriate in size for beetles, most
butterflies and most larger moths...but most of all it is recollectable. A
hundred years from now, anyone can step within 100 ft and find the bug. With
the use of good maps or any inexpensive GPS unit, its silly now to have good
Chuck Harp

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