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Jars containing various specimens in fluid

Fluid Collection (Colchester)

Often specimens have to be preserved in fluid in order that we might study them later. This collection includes a number of items stored in fluids.

 

What?

We hold a collection of specimens preserved in fluid. These include a range of vertebrates, including 200 reptiles and amphibians and a reference collection of 2,500 spiders, worms and other invertebrates.

We also hold a variety of fluid specimens from the Passmore Edwards museum.

 

How?

Researchers should contact Sophie on 01206 282936 or sophie.stevens@colchester.gov.uk for further information or to book an appointment.

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