To obtain samples of beetles and collection data including locality and date of collection occurred, I made a visit to Louisiana State Arthropod Museum, as a visiting scientist. I made an appointment to visit the museum with museum director Dr. Christopher Carlton and curator Dr. Victoria Bayless ahead of time.
(A route from home to the museum. 126 miles, about 2 hours of driving)
Drove about 2 hours, and finally, arrived in LSU-Baton Rouge campus. The weather condition wasn’t great, but fortunately, there were not much of rainfall on the way.
Part of scarab collections I examined while I was staying in the museum.
A portrait of myself, examining specimens. (photo taken by graduate student working in there).
It took about six hours to finish my work and get over with. It was sad to be unable to enjoy the time and relax in the collection room. I was too busy with the work. Maybe on my next visit…