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2 Desirable Objects- [[strikethrough marks on the whole page. Replacement page is page 128.]] 1st in value - skulls - of animals, birds, and fish of every kind, whole or broken, and also their bones - They may be [[strikethrough]] prepared [[/strikethrough]] separated from [[strikethrough]] their bodies [[/strikethrough]] the flesh by long continued soaking in water, boiling, or scraping when fresh. Beetles in alcohol - Fossils, Minerals and Shells in alcohol, or if large, dry - The horns of deer, skulls of walruses, seals, and bears are particularly valuable, together with beetles and fossils - Many beetles may be procured where none are to be seen by turning over stones or logs or beating the grass along the water side with the cap in which they will drop and along the piles of kelp &c on the shore. 2nd in value Skins of birds, animals and reptiles, mud, clay, sea weeds and shells generally, agates bright pebbles &c, Fish, butterflies and other insects Flowers may be collected by simply laying the bunch in a dry place till dry and [[strikethrough]] make [[/strikethrough]] doing it up in paper marked with the date and locality If possible however to press each one flat [[strikethrough]] be [[/strikethrough]] by putting into a press with paper - it is preferable The following things [[double underline]] should never be omitted [[/double underline]] Write on or label every specimen with [[underline]] date locality and collectors name [[/underline]]. Fossils with the character of the beds of rock or earth from which they are taken, and if possible a [[underline]] diagram [[/underline]] to show the position of fossils and beds of rock visible above & below
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