Pseudoscorpion Identification Workshop (WM region)
- Location: Bishops Wood
- Tutor: Liam Andrews
- Date: Wednesday 28 November 2018
- Times: 10 am - 4 pm
- Level: Intermediate
- Non-resident: £5
Location: FSC Bishops Wood, Crossway Green, Stourport-on-Severn DY13 9SE
If you’ve started collecting and identifying pseudoscorpions but would like some ID hints, tips, support and/or verification of your identifications, then this day is for you!
This one-day workshop is designed for people who have already begun learning about, identifying and recording pseudoscorpions but who would like some additional support and the chance to practice their pseudoscorpion ID alongside like-minded people. We recommend that you already have some experience of pseudoscorpion identification before attending. However if you are already experienced with using microscopes to identify other types of soil mesofauna and would like to start identifying pseudoscorpions, then you will be welcome to come along and have a go.
Please note there will be no formal teaching, although an experienced pseudoscorpion tutor will be on-hand to help you out and verify your specimens. Your peers may also be able to offer help and support!
The day will be based entirely in the classroom. Microscopes, keys and other equipment will be available although you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch!
Liam Andrews is a master’s degree student studying entomology at Harper Adams University. He has a wide range of interests within the natural world from birds to butterflies but his main interest is arachnids, specifically pseudoscorpions.
He first learned about pseudoscorpions on an FSC spider identification course in his first year of university and since then has been obsessively researching and looking for them! Although for the last few years he has been studying British pseudoscorpions he is expanding his studies into species found in Europe and elsewhere in the world.
This course is heavily subsidised by the FSC BioLinks Project (funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund).
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