Saving our natural heritage, one stopper at a time

Tommy McElrath wrote for the U of I News Bureau about the problem of deteriorating rubber stoppers and how a grant from the National Science Foundation is enabling INHS to replace them, thereby preserving valuable insect collection specimens. Read the complete rubber stopper story at the News Bureau’s website.

Insect collection at the Illinois Natural History Survey. “Melting” vials that have deteriorated over time.