Document: Invertebrate Collection Manual

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This manual is an introduction to various collecting techniques.

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Abstract

The Bugwise Invertebrate Collection Manual has been prepared by the Australian Museum staff who work on invertebrate behaviour, taxonomy and ecology. The manual is designed for individuals or groups that wish to collect invertebrates and is an introduction to various collecting techniques -pitfall traps, leaf litter extraction, yellow pan traps, flight intercept traps, hand collecting, beat sampling, sweep sampling, light trapping and chemical knockdown.

Each method provides details on: the collecting techniques, a list of the minimum number of items required to execute the technique, some tips on the execution of these techniques, potential problems and a brief statement on approaches needed to standardise your collecting method.

Happy collecting!

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Tags Invertebrate, collection, collecting, bugwise, schools, yellow pan trapping, pitfall traps, bug collecting, leaf litter, collecting flying insects, sweep sampling, insect traps, flight intercept traps, hand collecting,