I was recently asked to blog on the Pestival website, an offer that I have accepted. But don't worry, Invertebrate Diaries will stay here, but in addition I will be blogging at ttp://pestival.org/blog/author/Ed%20Baker/.
Monday 17 May 2010
Throughout the world many millions of natural history specimens are stored in flammable liquids. Just occasionally something incredibly tragic happens.
The Butantan Institute in Brazil is a leading research centre, which had over 85,000 specimens of snakes and nearly half a million spider and scorpions. Unfortunately it seems the building had no fire alarms or extinguishing systems.
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