Archimedes (drumlogic) wrote in wonder_cabinet,

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.

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