Arrangement and Care of the Collection

Labeling. All specimens should be labeled with at least the locality and date of their capture — specimens without such labels are of little value. The name of the collector and in some cases information on the habitat or food of the specimen are also helpful. For pinned insects put this information on one or two small pieces of paper on the pin below the insect; for specimens mounted on slides put it on a slide label, and on a piece of paper (in pencil or waterproof ink) placed inside the container for specimens preserved in fluid.

Labels on pinned specimens should be on fairly stiff white paper no larger than about 34 x % in. (or smaller), at a uniform height on the pin (achieved with a pinning block) and parallel with the insect (or point). Locality labels may be handwritten or printed. Printed labels can be obtained from a supply house or cut from a photograph of a sheet of typewritten labels. The locality given should indicate the capture site as closely as possible. The county may be sufficient in some cases, but if the county is large list the town or other site. Place these labels on the pins in the same way

D.J. Borror D.J. Borror D.J. Borror Lincoln Co.. Lincoln Co., Lincoln Co., Me. Me. Me.

D.J. Borror D.J. Borror D.J. Borror Lincoln Co.. Lincoln Co., Lincoln Co., Me. Me. Me.

Sheets of locality labels, actual size, with locality alone (A) or locality and collector (B), each label with a space for writing in the date.

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