Gallery Links
Users Online
· Guests Online: 12

· Members Online: 0

· Total Members: 4,503
· Newest Member: Babaudus
Forum Threads
Theme Switcher
Switch to:
Last Seen Users
· MikelAlexand...< 5 mins
· binturong00:18:31
· cmherrera00:22:31
· npisec01:15:47
· Pentti Ketola01:34:42
· Justafly01:42:38
· Philippe mon...01:43:08
· libor01:53:25
· piros01:54:05
· Andrew Whitt...02:21:16
Latest Photo Additions
View Thread
Diptera.info :: General Diptera forums :: Methodology
Who is here? 1 guest(s)
 Print Thread
software for collection
RasmusKeis
#1 Print Post
Posted on 21-01-2020 22:52
User Avatar

Member

Location: Allerød, NEZ, Denmark
Posts: 50
Joined: 10.12.15

How do you catalog your private collection? Spreadsheet? Database? Or..??
And what does it include?
I record lots of sightings on internet databases, but would like a private one just for my collection (or part of it at least).
 
bagvand.keisneerbek.dk
Xylosoma
#2 Print Post
Posted on 27-01-2020 18:11
Member

Location:
Posts: 19
Joined: 14.10.19

Hej Rasmus,
I always avoided to spend time in a digital catalogue of my collection. I decided to build up my collection systematically in insect boxes by family, tribe, or genus, and each species in a unit box, sometimes additional separated by genus. My main collection consists of 300 drawers with unit boxes and works well as catalogue while the remaining boxes are less organised, or still empty in most cases.
In the case I need any kind of species list from my collection I pick up some basic data from internet to modify them. In your case and for the fauna of Denmark I would start at https://www.allearter-databasen.dk/. For e.g. Dolichopodidae you will get an Excel file of 215 species based on Grichanov (2009). This should be a good start for your own catalogue. You should find the same for Sweden at www.artportalen.se. Unfortunately, there is no corresponding websites for Germany or Europe leading to comparable results. There are so many useless names lists without any additional information.
Regards
Xylo

 
RasmusKeis
#3 Print Post
Posted on 27-01-2020 21:53
User Avatar

Member

Location: Allerød, NEZ, Denmark
Posts: 50
Joined: 10.12.15

Thanks for your input, Xylo

The main purpose is to make use of collection data, like what species have I found on a given locality, what time of year have I collected etc.

You are absolutely right, that if my only purpose was to organize by species, there is no need for digital catalogue, but to cross reference data it must be useful.

Cheers, Rasmus
 
bagvand.keisneerbek.dk
Jump to Forum:
Similar Threads
Thread Forum Replies Last Post
Chloromyia formosa f = antennae missing during collection Diptera (adults) 6 13-08-2017 18:44
How to kill Psocids in home collection? General queries 1 29-10-2016 20:16
Collection Help - Tipula paludosa & oleracea General queries 1 05-09-2013 19:46
Helopilus collection. Syrphidae 3 29-10-2012 21:32
Eristalis collection. Syrphidae 2 29-10-2012 15:45
Date and time
19 September 2020 11:31
Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Temporary email?
Due to fact this site has functionality making use of your email address, any registration using a temporary email address will be rejected.

Paul
Donate
Please, help to make
Diptera.info
possible and enable
further improvements!
Latest Articles
Syrph the Net
Those who want to have access to the Syrph the Net database need to sign the
License Agreement -
Click to Download


Public files of Syrph the Net can be downloaded HERE

Last updated: 25.08.2011
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

28.08.20 12:57
That woul be up to me, as an administrator. Smile

27.08.20 12:30
I want to move a thread to the Syphridae subforum - how can I do this?

24.08.20 13:17
How do I post?

08.08.20 14:31
ah ok ! I didn't knew oops !

07.08.20 08:12
They are already in Poland !

04.08.20 21:02
Today a Chrysomya albiceps found in North of France ! I was quite surprised !

02.08.20 10:10
Ok... lower case naming for images.. understood,Lothar

02.08.20 10:02
I uploadad a jpg, but it is not visible in the thread...Lothar

30.07.20 21:32
Have you checked the FAQ already?

30.07.20 02:23
cannot upload photos, it says wrong name. can someone please explain the exact procedure and the does and donts?

Render time: 1.95 seconds | 146,962,810 unique visits