Collecting, Preserving and Keeping Specimens

Dr Keith Alexander

Although it is always preferable to identify species in the field, many species groups require close examination or even dissection under the microscope. This workshop explains the best practice for taking specimens and how to ensure they can be kept in good condition for years to come. We will also explore the moral issues surrounding the euthanisation of specimens for scientific use and when it is or isn't appropriate to do so.