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28 May 2012 @ 09:05 pm
collection cateloging  
I have a question for you guys.(because you are always so awesome in the whole good advice category) How meticulous are you about tagging and cataloging your collections? I am wanting to keep mine cataloged as well as I can. One day if something happens to me I want it to be all set up for when it is given to the museum. One of my problems is that I have tons of stuff I'm not real sure about. I know about most of my skulls, but I don't know if they are male or female. Some eggs I have were only given to me as "quail" or "pigeon" and so many of them look exactly alike that I have no clue how to find out more specifics and it drives me crazy.

So how do you guys catalog and organize your collections? I want to know and want to see some methods! I am always looking for better ways to go about things.

As for me I just use tags for the skulls, cases with typed out slips for the insects, and compartmentalized wooden boxes for eggs with each eggs numbered and then cataloged in a ledger.

Monika: soledadergotismus on June 7th, 2012 08:39 pm (UTC)
You can use a zoological or botanical key to ID some things. For eggs or feathers try a field guide?
Monikaergotismus on June 7th, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
Also your collection photos in your journal are wonderful.
Archimedesdrumlogic on June 7th, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
what do you mean by zoological or botanical key? ( I am new to some of this) and thank you so much for the kind words about my collection photos! the crazy thing is ( and this happens every time photo's are taken of my collection) I always have this big boom in my collection. I will not get anything really new in months and as soon as photos are taken, my collection will like double! So I have to update some photos, because I have gotten some very interesting new things.