Institutional Collection: Arthropod Collection

Collection Information

CollectionCode: 
AC
Status of Collection: 
Active
Accession Status: 
Institutional
Collection Description: 

Despite being one of the smallest overseas biological control laboratories, the Australian Biological Control Laboratory (ABCL) has the largest arthropod collection with up to 10,000 specimens. These insects were collected over the past 25 years as part of foreign exploration research for biocontrol of weeds. The collection is generally sorted and identified to some level, and the overall condition is fair. There is no electronic database associated with the collection.

Collection Content Type: 
Biological: Preserved organisms, their parts & products
Preservation Type: 
Sample Treatment: Fluid preserved
Sample Treatment: Pinned
Sample Treatment: Pressed
Storage Environment: Controlled atmosphere (N, C02, humidity)
Storage Environment: Frozen (-80)
Access Eligibility and Rules: 
(empty)
LSID: 
(empty)
Cool URI: 
http://usfsc.grscicoll.org/cool/ji7d-exfe

Collection's Mailing Address

Mailing Address 1: 
USDA/ARS, Australian Biological Control Laboratory
Mailing Address 2: 
CSIRO Health and Biosecurity
Mailing Address 3: 
GPO Box 2583
City/Town: 
Brisbane
State/Province: 
Queensland
Postal/Zip Code: 
4001
Country: 
Australia

Collection Contact Information

Primary Contact: 
  • Created: 11 August 2016 - 8:46am EDT
  • Updated: 22 August 2016 - 11:16am EDT
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