- As a collections associate at the GMNH I put some of my woodworking skills to use in order to combine my own aesthetic bias with the need for standardized ant curation, mainly pinning heights. I developed a few point mount pinning blocks and am loosely pursuing their production-to-sale in support of my outreach program ant museum. I am interested in obtaining feedback on 1) interest, 2) standardized pin heights specifically for multiply mounted ants. Anybody else have point preferences?
- All Photos Credit to Douglas Booher using an iphone or an iphone and a microscope.
A.) Newspaper cut and placed on end allows pens to penetrate to point heights of 33mm, 30mm, and 27mm. B.) Profile of point and label heights. C.)Point, pen, and q-tip storage. D.&E.) Travel size pinning block with newspaper pointing substrate.