Image: Study skins in a compactus unit

Study skins in a compactus unit

Compared to mounted specimens, study skins are much quicker to prepare, require less room for storage and are easier to use. Small- to medium-sized study skins, such as these specimens belonging to the families Nectariniidae, Dicaeidae, Irenidae and Chloropseidae, are kept in trays within sealed compactus cabinets. This helps to keep light, dust and insects away from the specimens.   

Jaynia Sladek
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Image date 25 September 2009; room 1.008

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