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Joe McHugh
Department of Entomology
University of Georgia
Athens, GA  30602

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  1. Donation of surplus material


Date:    Mon, 25 Nov 2019 13:25:09 -0300
From:    Ana Dal Molin <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Donation of surplus material

Dear all,

Some of you may have seen a flyer that was kindly shared by Maureen Turcatel
during her presentation and posted by Christy Bills (thanks, girls!) at the
ECN in St. Louis, and I was advised to have it posted it here too, so here
it goes.
I recently took up a position as a professor at UFRN, in Natal,
northeastern Brazil, and as such I am also the curator of the local
entomological collection. Some previous inventories indicated about 20,000
curated insects (2012), mostly Orthoptera, Lepidoptera and Coleoptera from
the Brazilian semi-arid (caatinga) and from the Amazon, although I estimate
more. It does need some serious work: currently, both the dry and wet
collections are in instant coffee jars and tupperware, and preserved with
naphthalene (see pictures). We are really starting re-curation from
scratch: all we have is a room at a (new!) scientific collections building,
but we have zero resources for furniture or supplies.

I am thus putting up this call. If you have surplus to donate, please
contact me! Everything helps:
- curation supplies: pins, minuten, label/archival paper, cards, triangles,
punches, coverslips;
- organization and storage: unit trays (at this point any size is good),
slide boxes, Schmitt boxes; and if you have furniture or optical equipment
we may be able to work something out;
- educational material: posters, books, models, etc.

*Contact Info:*

You can e-mail me directly or provide details of what you would be willing
to send in this form: *https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__forms.gle_3o2Zh22zyUnv3Rjn6&d=DwIBaQ&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=-lUMCZ4RK28H4qvcd3vmEBuyVJHHG0OpDzFenR9wX-A&m=nmqmn13Aw3bd1M5D2PljxFYit6l9RxHLhKKDA4QYifY&s=mD6SgHxf_KI2aeCe8f6-Wd44cooMOaJzQFPlXhDs0Pw&e=
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__forms.gle_3o2Zh22zyUnv3Rjn6&d=DwIBaQ&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=-lUMCZ4RK28H4qvcd3vmEBuyVJHHG0OpDzFenR9wX-A&m=nmqmn13Aw3bd1M5D2PljxFYit6l9RxHLhKKDA4QYifY&s=mD6SgHxf_KI2aeCe8f6-Wd44cooMOaJzQFPlXhDs0Pw&e= > *

I can provide a *paypal *account. Following feedback suggestions, I also
set up this gofundme campaign to raise money to help paying for shipping
costs and, if we are lucky, to acquire adequate drawers and cabinets.

If you'd rather communicate with me directly you can e-mail me, or call
(360)450-5572 (this is a skype number, it doesn't receive SMS; it forwards
the call to my cell phone in Brazil).
My PhD advisor, Jim Woolley at Texas A&M, has offered to help as a US
"hub", so here's his contact info if you want to help me continue to keep
annoying him even after graduation
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__entomology.tamu.edu_people_woolley-2Djames-2Db_&d=DwIBaQ&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=-lUMCZ4RK28H4qvcd3vmEBuyVJHHG0OpDzFenR9wX-A&m=nmqmn13Aw3bd1M5D2PljxFYit6l9RxHLhKKDA4QYifY&s=bkOJ1k_vSNfOJJ9r8NZuayBzB3iUSMkDJYC7BF3W5uI&e=  (thanks, Jim!)

Attached is the flyer that was circulating at the meeting. the offered
still stands.

thanks so much!

Ana Dal Molin
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
Natal, Brazil

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Joseph V. McHugh
Professor and Curator
Department of Entomology
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia  30602-2603

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