William Roger Murchie Papers, 1954-1967 and undated : series 2, collecting records, 1954-1967

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This record describes series 2 of the Smithsonian Institution Archives collection William Roger Murchie Papers, 1954-1967 and undated. For information about other series within this collection, please refer to the finding aid listed under the "Related Materials" section of this record. The Murchie's collecting records includes data on collections of earthworms made by William Roger Murchie throughout the United States and Mexico. The records all follow a similar worksheet format that records the following information (worksheets vary, so see individual records for more specific worksheet information): Bottle numbers, Lot numbers, Local, County, State, Date, Locus, Time, Air Temp, PPT, Collecting method, Collector, Disposition, Habitat type, Vegetation (tree, shrub), Ground, Soil type, Topography, Temperature, pH, Exposure, Drainage, Color, Shade, Slope, Litter, Moisture), Land use, Abundance, Activities, Casts, Associates, Disposition, Condition, and Oothecae.

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  • Oligochaeta
  • Animalia
  • Earthworms


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SIA RU007266


14 field books

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