temp/humidity levels for collections

Roger C. KENDRICK hkmoths at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Nov 18 00:50:33 EST 2006

Hi Bruce,

For Hong Kong (similar conditions during the wet season to Sri Lanka), I maintain the room in which the cabinets are kept at 50 to 55% r.h., although lower  values would be better, just more electricity required! I use a regular dehumidifier to maintain the r.h., which gets emptied daily during the wet season. There is an aircon fitted, but this is more for users to be in a comfortable environment - the temperature for the specimens is less critical (for users of the specimen room, the temp is set to 26°C / 79°F, which if the r.h. is around 50% is perfectly comfortable.



B Walsh <jbwalsh at u.arizona.edu> wrote: I have received the following request for a curator in Sri Lanka:

"Could you please send me  information on temperature and humidity levels
for better entomological museum collection."

Any ideas?




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