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

Kristian Fauchald, Norway 1960s

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)


Significance (Top)

A large collection of polychaetes from the Hardangerfjord, Norway.

Background (Top)

Dr. Kristian Fauchald was first a graduate student under Dr. Olga Hartman at the Allan Hancock Foundation then her replacement as Curator of Polychaetes from 1969 to 1977. At his request the collection was sent to him by the Zoological Museum, University of Bergen. It was left behind in 1977 when he became the Smithsonian Curator of Polychaetes.

Collection Location and Dates (Top)


Taxonomic Contents (Top)


Documentation (Top)

There is no documentation available at the moment. Dr. Fauchald will provide station information and other relevant documents. Some of the polychaetes may be listed in:

Fauchald, K. 1974. Deep-water errant polychaetes from Hardangerfjorden, Western Norway. Sarsia 57:1-32.

Description of Collection (Top)

Specimens are thought to have been fixed in 5-10% formalin-seawater, rinsed in fresh water, and transferred to 70% ethanol.

Collection Inventory (Top)

Estimated 3500 lots, each containing from 1 to many specimens. A full inventory is needed.

Collection Assets (Top)

No collection assets available.

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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