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

Otay Mesa 2009

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)


Significance (Top)

This is a branchiopod survey from the "Dexstar Property" in the Otay Mesa area of San Diego, California. Advantage Environmental Consultants, LLC conducted surveys for federally listed branchiopods in 2008.

Background (Top)

No information available.

Collection Location and Dates (Top)

Dexstar Property, Otay Mesa, 1 mile south of Otay Mesa Road, just west of Finger Canyon.

Taxonomic Contents (Top)

Anostraca: Branchinecta sandiegonensis

Documentation (Top)

These specimens collected under federal permit no. permit no. TE134337-0.

Description of Collection (Top)

This is a wet collection of adult branchiopods (fairy shrimp) located in the Crustacea Collection Room.

Collection Inventory (Top)

11 lots from different vernal pools in the general area of Otay Mesa, San Diego County. Preservative was likely alcohol (uncertain whether ethanol or isopropyl). Specimens were transferred to 95% ethanol February 2011.

Collection Assets (Top)

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02/10/2010 View [88.6 kB] Transmittal letter

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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