HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN NATIONAL COLLECTION OF INSECTS, ARACHNIDS AND NEMATODES

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Table 5. Surveys of Insect Collection Growth

YearNo. DrawersNo. Specimens
1910200
1919700
19261,550
19568,000ca. 3 million specimens
196010,500
198827,000 (+215,000 vials, 400,000 slides)ca. 10 million specimens
1999  --ca. 12-13 million specimens

Total (including 3-4 million arachnid specimens)ca. 15-17 million specimens

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