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An Upgrade Pinning Block: A Mechanical Practical Aid for Fast Labelling of the Insect Specimens

Latest version published by Biodiversity Data Journal on May 13, 2019 Biodiversity Data Journal

A new mechanical innovation is described to deal with standard labelling of dried specimens on triangular cards and/or pinned specimens in personal and public collections. It works quickly, precisely, and easily and is very useful for maintaining label uniformity in collections. The tools accurately sets the position of labels in the shortest possible time. This tools has advantages including rapid processing, cost effectiveness, light weight, and high accuracy, compared to conventional methods. It is fully customisable, compact, and does not require specialist equipment to assemble. Conventional methods generally require locating holes on the pinning block surface when labelling with a resulting risk to damage of the specimens. Insects of different orders can be labelled by this simple and effective tool.

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Ghafouri Moghaddam M (2017): An Upgrade Pinning Block: A Mechanical Practical Aid for Fast Labelling of the Insect Specimens. v1.0. Biodiversity Data Journal. Dataset/Other. http://ipt.pensoft.net/resource?r=mechanical_pinning_block&v=1.0

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Keywords

Mechanical pinning block (MPB); Entomology; Collections; Museums.

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Mostafa Ghafouri Moghaddam
Ph.D. Senior
Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, University of Zabol 3Km Zabol-Bonjar Road 98615–538 Zabol Sistan and Baluchestan IR 00989360482451
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mostafa_Ghafouri_Moghaddam3

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Mostafa Ghafouri Moghaddam
Ph.D. Senior
Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, University of Zabol 3Km Zabol-Bonjar Road 98615–538 Zabol Sistan and Baluchestan IR 00989360482451
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mostafa_Ghafouri_Moghaddam3

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Mostafa Ghafouri Moghaddam
Ph.D. Senior
Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, University of Zabol 3Km Zabol-Bonjar Road 98615–538 Zabol Sistan and Baluchestan IR 00989360482451
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mostafa_Ghafouri_Moghaddam3

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Geographic Coverage

Iran

Bounding Coordinates South West [24.367, 42.891], North East [40.112, 67.324]

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Title Initial animation tools, Initial design and measurements, Interactive model and Video demonstration
Identifier Mostafa Ghafouri Moghaddam
Design Description Before initial design by the AutoCAD program we created an initial animation using the 3D Max program for our the better understand and draw in order to operate the project, in other words visualizing initial plan. This supplementary files is containing two files. We for to make this tools first designed an initial plan in AutoCAD program. Then each of the designed segment was put together on one page. Finally, the final file using the computer personal transferred to the CNC machine that to perform the cutting operation on the Plexiglas. To view details of the tools from different angles and to handle screen transitions and image swapping that an animation file was embedded in the Adobe Acrobat program. This video shows how to work with the tools. Also, how to labeling, pinning and detail the tools is well illustrated.

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Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.pensoft.net/resource?r=mechanical_pinning_block