Published: April 28, 2016

Beetles, Mites, Cockroaches Oh My! [Insect Collection Tour]

Emily Graslie, Chief Curiosity Correspondent, Brain Scoop

The insect collection is the largest at the Field Museum, with more than 12 million specimens - only (only?!) 4 million of those are pinned in the dry collection. Crystal is in charge of all of them- no pressure. 

The insect collection is the largest at the Field Museum, with more than 12 million specimens - only (only?!) 4 million of those are pinned in the dry collection. Crystal is in charge of all of them- no pressure. You can search the zoological collections on your own!

Big thanks to Crystal for showing us around! Can we come back some time!? 
Learn more about her research on water beetles.