Museum collections are warehouses of biological information – providing insights into speciation, morphology, diet, reproduction, genetics, etc. Recording field notes and collecting and preparing voucher specimens are vital skills – and when submitted to museums, the important biological material can be preserved indefinitely for reference and research.
- how to record informative field notes,
- how to keep a museum specimen log,
- what constitutes a good specimen,
- how inject and position museum specimens,
- how create and attach labels to museum specimens,
- tools that are needed to prepare specimens, and
- how to assemble your own field kit.