Thursday, 27 January 2011
Field research: How to collect samples
Zoologist Lars Thomas gives crypto-hunters a lesson in collecting samples for valid scientific analysis over at CFZ HQ. (Lars is pictured above at right showing cryptozoology researchers some bagged samples at the 2010 Weird Weekend)
"First of all, keep an EXPEDITION LOG. In this (any cheap notebook will do, but make sure it is reasonably durable), one scribbles as much information about the samples as possible. There in no upper limit, but for each and every sample there should be at least the following information:
"A NUMBER – for instance all samples collected on day one are numbered 101, 102, 103 and so forth. On day two, the numbers are 201, 202, 203 and so on."
Read more at CFZ UK.