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  • Tarantulas in a pickle jar

    All the tarantulas shown here once shared a single pickle jar. They were meticulously separated and relabeled, and now are in proper storage.

    Collectors sometimes use unorthodox methods for storing their specimens before they get to the Illinois Natural History Survey’s arthropod collections. All the tarantulas shown here once shared a single pickle jar. They were meticulously separated and relabeled, and now are in proper storage.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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