Invertebrate Zoology

The Collection

Collection Renovation Project: Improving Resources for Specimen-based Research at Carnegie Museum  

FLEAS—Resolved storage issues with the Traub flea collection by capturing label data and labeling 6,446 slides, rehousing 6,046 fluid-preserved lots into new glassware, and after sorting of entire collection by consulting specialists, transferred and arranged all slides into modern storage for maximum accessibility. Back to NSF Project home 

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Pen-and-ink drawing of flea from Traub Collection. 

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Artist-enhanced photograph of flea from Traub Collection.

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New compound microscope purchased on grant for viewing and imaging flea collection.

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Original Traub notebook and example of flea slide collection. Data was captured from notebooks to generate labels to affix to slides.

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Closeup of flea slides.

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New Eberbach cabinet for flea collection.

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Inside view of Eberbach cabinet.

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Close-up of flea slides in storage.

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Close-up of flawed glass vial storage system used by Traub to house fleas.

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Original glass vials used to store a portion of the Traub flea collection.