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Margolin House of Science Biological Collections

Margolin House of Science Biological Collections 2020-11-18T13:14:10+00:00

Administrative director: Mr. Hatem Abu Raiya
Academic director : Dr. Elad Chiel
Collections manager : Dr. Irit Zohar
Database administrator: Mr. Eitan Maggeni

Margolin Biological Collections

Biological collections housed at Margolin House of Science comprise of a large variety of specimens (n>50,000), representing different taxonomic groups.
These include: fungi, bacteria, nematodes, land and aquatic invertebrates and vertebrates.
The specimens are preserved by various methods (dry, slides, in ethanol, deep freeze, etc.).

The collections include species collected over a period of more than 80 years, including several endangered or extinct species.

One of the earliest specimens collected, is a flea belonging to the family Ceratophyllidae, collected by C. Rotschild in 1938 in London Zoo, from a Patagonian mara (Dolichotis patagonum).
The flea collection includes paratypes identified by Prof. Michael Costa, who was one of “Beit Margolin” academic researchers.

Movie (in Hebrew) on the flee collection housed at Margolin House of Science