Notes from my experience breeding and studying a wide variety of different invertebrates.
Monday, 17 May 2010
Sao Paulo Collection Destroyed
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.