- Arctos: Creating an Accession in Arctos
- Arctos: Data Entry Catalog Example
- Arctos: Data Entry Screen Customization
- Arctos: Webinar on Data Entry and Bulkloading
- Arctos: Webinar on Introduction to Arctos for Bird and Egg/Nest Collections
- Taking and Labeling Tissues
Arctos: Creating an Accession
Arctos: Data Entry Catalog Example
Arctos: Data Entry Screen Customization
Arctos: Webinar on Data Entry and Bulkloading
Arctos: Webinar on Introduction to Arctos for Bird and Egg/Nest Collections
Taking and Labeling Tissues
The method of tissue preservation depends on the goals of the study, logistics of transport, and permit restrictions. Imports from countries that are listed as having highly pathogenic avian influenza must be preserved and treated in specific ways. It is important to know the regulations and discuss preservation methods with a Curator in advance of planning fieldwork. For more information, see our Tissue Guidelines.
The following brief video shows how to label and barcode tissue vials for the MVZ collections. It also provides some guidance on the types and order of tissues preserved (example is for birds; the types of tissues preserved may differ among collections).
Arctos: Filter Search by Geography
- Within Identifiers, select a Collection to search. Click the small arrows to expand the menu, then click the check box next to the desired collection(s). For this example, we’d select Bird specimens (MVZ:Bird).
- Within Identification and Taxonomy, type the scientific name into the Any taxon, ID, common name field. For this example, type in Cyanocitta stelleri frontalis.
- Within Locality, type the county into the County field. If the county has a common name found in multiple states (e.g., Orange County) you may also wish to type in the state to the State/Province field. We’ll type in Calaveras County.
- Within Specimen Record, type skin into the Part Name field. This will ensure that non-skin specimens (e.g., skeletons, fluids) will not appear in the search results.
- Click Search.
- On the next page there will be a drop-down menu that says Tools: Map, Customize, or Download. Use the drop-down menu to select Mapping Tools >> Map results in BerkeleyMapper.
- To the right of the Search button near the top of the page is See results as followed by a drop-down menu. From the menu, select Specimen Summary.
- A new drop-down menu will appear called Group by. Scroll down the menu and click the box next to County.
- Within Identifiers select a Collection to search. Click the small arrows to expand the menu, then click the box next to Bird specimens (MVZ:Bird).
- Within Identification and Taxonomy, type the scientific name into the Any taxon, ID, common name field.
- Within Specimen Record, type skin into the Part Name field. This will ensure that non-skin parts (e.g., skeletons, fluid specimens) will not be displayed on the generated map.
- Click Search.