We use the same. In many cases, we find we don’t even need the pins, but some folks still use pins just as a matter of historical procedure.
Floyd W. Shockley, Ph.D., F.R.E.S.
Collections Manager (Acting)
Department of Entomology
National Museum of Natural History
P.O. Box 37012, MRC 165
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Tel (office): 202-633-0982
Fax (office): 202-786-2894
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Staff Website: http://entomology.si.edu/StaffPages/ShockleyF.html
We use #36 Byron Weston Archival Linen Xerographic Paper which goes through printers with ease, and takes the color well for our zoogeographic codes. We support the headers with a pin on each side: [log in to unmask]">.
James K. Liebherr
Curator & Professor
Cornell University Insect Collection c/o Department of Entomology
2144 John and Anna Comstock Hall
129 Garden Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14853-2601 U.S.A.
On 7/12/2016 4:20 PM, Theresa Dellinger wrote:
The Virginia Tech Insect Collection is looking at replacing the header cards for its pinned specimens. The standard 65 lb cardstock that we use for our pinned labels feels a bit flimsy when inserted into a unit tray as a header card. I'd prefer to use something sturdier along the lines of 80 lb (about the weight of a business card) or 110 lb cardstock (more like an index card). Does anyone have a recommendation? Are there any issues we should take into consideration with cutting these weights or having them fray on the edges?
Virginia Tech Insect Collection
Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech