Accessioning and Maintenance

In general, specimens will not be accessioned unless they have been properly curated and have data that includes at least the collection locality and date. All collections have been identified to genus and most to species. Standard methods of preserving, maintaining, and mounting specimens are followed.  Pest control procedures include the limited use of naphthalene, scheduled inspections of all drawers in the collection, freezing of all incoming material, avoidance of food and water sources in the collection, and general housekeeping.