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Tony White



Joined: 12 Mar 2006
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Location: Byfield, Northants

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:47 pm    Post subject: Specimens by post Reply with quote

I wonder how fellow members send specimens throught the post. Our experts have always made it clear that they are happy to check specimens but what is the best way of "packing" them. I'd be grateful for advice.
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Roger K.A. Morris



Joined: 06 Nov 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Tony

I use the old Kodak slide boxes with a block of plastozote wedged in the bottom for the pins to go in. Don't put too many in each compartment.

If you feel concerned forther - a wrap of bubblewrap will give a bit of extra shock absorbancy

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Roger
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Tony White



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks Roger,

I took a Heringia species last week near Northampton which I assumed would be H. heringi but a close look suggests that it is senilis. For example the distal antennal segment is clearly twice as long as it is wide. It would be an unusual record for the area but I'd value another opinion. I'll try to get it to you.

Regards, Tony
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Roger K.A. Morris



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tony

I'm happy to take a look

regards

roger
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