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Jack Kallmeyer

@egardner, @bheimbrock, @lcone, @lmccall, @cferrara, @llundgren  I just wanted to let everyone know that starting this forum has made me do some thinking about labels.  I was speaking with the Head of UC Preservation Services about paper and archival quality and that made me concerned about my labeling.  I just bought some Hammermill acid free paper for laser printers and will use this to produce my specimen labels from now on.  I’ll probably go back and re-do some older ones.  I am considering placing a label with my site code in each Ziploc bag of specimens in my collection.  You may recall from my earlier post that the Sharpie writing on poly bags rubs off over time and these labels will solve that problem.