Collection Data

Page Contents: Section | Significance | Background | Location & Dates | Taxonomic Contents | Documentation | Description of Collection | Collection Inventory | Collection Assets | Specimen Condition | Container Condition | Label Condition | Label Content | Level of Taxonomic Identification


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Significance (Top)

AECOM Technology Corporation (AECOM) is the largest biological consulting company performing fairy shrimp surveys in the San Diego area.

Background (Top)

FWS mandated deposit of fairy shrimp. Andrew Fisher, Lance Woolley, Erin Bergman, and Erik LaCoste biologists performing collection.

Collection Location and Dates (Top)

Ongoing in San Diego County, California.

Taxonomic Contents (Top)

Fairy shrimp.

Documentation (Top)

Excel spreadsheet imported into DB.

Description of Collection (Top)

Specimens collected before 2012 were fixed and stored in 70% denatured ethanol, and then transferred to 95% pure ethanol in early 2012. Specimens collected in late 2012 and thereafter are fixed and preserved in pure 95% ethanol only.

Collection Inventory (Top)

About 1200 lots were collected between the mid 1990s to 2012 -- all collected and stored in 70% denatured ethanol, and subsequently transferred to 95% pure ethanol.

Post December 2014 all specimens have only ever been preserved and stored in 95% pure ethanol. To date this represents ~150 lots. Most lots consist of only 1-3 adult male specimens. The ~1400 lots (as of December 2014), 70% are B. sandiegoensis and 28% are B. lindahli, the remaining are other fairy shrimp species.

Collection Assets (Top)

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Specimen Condition (Top)

Date 4: New alcohol needed immediately (specimens will otherwise be irreparably damaged) 3: Containers need to be 'topped off' 2: New alcohol needed within next 6-12 months 1: No curation needed at present
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Container Condition (Top)

Date 4: Immediate short-term (less than 5 years) storage container replacement needed. Present containers are inadequate. Curate in the short-term with plastic buckets, whirltop bags, or similar. 3: Specimens contained in museum-grade long-term (greater than 5 years) storage containers. Jars need new closures (e.g. replace Bakelite and metal lids). 2: Transfer to museum-grade long-term storage containers. Replace or transfer to new jars and glass vials, replace cotton and closures. 1: Containers are museum-grade and meet highest curation standards.
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Label Condition (Top)

Date 4: New labels needed immediately (original labels in poor condition, paper torn/worn, legibility poor). 3: New labels needed within next 1-2 years (original labels beginning to wear, pencil writing fading, low quality paper was used). 2: New labels needed are as a result of curation and accretion of collection. 1: No new labels needed at present.
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Label Content (Top)

Date 2: New label or additional label needed because original label data is incomplete and supporting documentation provides additional collection data which greately enhances significance and value of each lot. 1: Label content complete. All collection data are contained on label.
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Level of Taxonomic Identification (Top)

Date 7: Not identified 6: Phylum 5: Class 4: Order 3: Family 2: Genus 1: Species
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