Category Archives: From the Collections Room

Coming to a close…

Guest blog by Aryanna “Baby-Hands” James Unfortunately, it is about that time that I say goodbye as my internship comes to an end. However, I love it here so much that it is not an indefinite goodbye as I will … Continue reading

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Will fame corrupt our sweet bugs-next-door, the Solite insects?

  Well, our beloved Triassic insects have been making some science news as there have been a few recent papers published regarding the Solite fossils. Which begs the question- will fame corrupt these sweet fossils? Fortunately, no. They have been … Continue reading

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INSECT 8,910!!

Well, we reached our goal back in mid-July! 8,910 fossil insects have been photographed and cataloged (This post is a bit late as we had been busy with fieldwork for the last two weeks)! And here it is, our 8,910th … Continue reading

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RECORD 8,000!

Well… Ary and I are still working on the fossil insect grant. Things are slowly moving forward- but we have reached over 8,000 records! Woohooo! We have about 700 more to go as we need to photograph and catalog 8,910 insects … Continue reading

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More Bugs!

This has been an exciting week in Paleontology! A few days ago, the discovery of a feathered dinosaur tail fragment was all over the internet and yesterday our stackshot equipment (which was being fixed) returned to the lab. Ok- maybe … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Paleozoic Treasures at the Virginia Museum of Natural History

Today’s Guest Blog Post is by Bill Schmachtenberg, a VMNH Research Associate. In this blog, Bill shares his findings and experiences since working with me in the Invertebrate Paleontology Collection this summer. I am Bill Schmachtenberg, a research associate at VMNH. … Continue reading

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Unpacking the Cretaceous and Devonian

In January of 2013, the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, in Winchester, VA, transferred their orphan collection to the VMNH. Within this collection, there is a plethora of critters from the Cretaceous of Montana to the Devonian of Virginia largely thanks to … Continue reading

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