Cephalopod Awareness Days: Wandering the Wet Collection
Originally posted on Research & Collections:
Greetings Blogophiles! I hope your search for cephalopods is going well. Today for a change of scenery I wandered over to the Museum’s Research Lab to see if I could find any cephalopods there to be aware of. Because one can’t just roam freely around the Museum collections, I called on Jamie Smith, Collections Manager of Invertebrates to be my guide. Though they do not have an extensive collection of cephalopods, they do have some very interesting ones.
For those of you who have never been behind the scenes at a museum, it is important to note that what most museums put on exhibit is only a very small fraction of what is actually in their collections. Most science museums have both wet and dry collections and frequently because of storage and safety concerns, wet collections (those preserved in ethanol) are stored in a separate building. Even though I work…
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