American Museum of Natural History's Shelf Life Video Series Covers Kinsey's Wasps

In the most recent episode of Shelf Life entitled Kinsey’s Wasps, the American Museum of Natural History discusses how museums can use massive specimen collections to help scientists.

Sexologist Alfred Kinsey’s first love was the tiny gall wasp. His incredible collection—7.5 million wasps and the plant galls from which they hatch—is now housed at the Museum, and a case study for why having so many specimens can unlock important avenues of research.

Read through the accompanying article for more info on Kinsey’s Wasps and the more than 7.5 million wasps it contains.

American Museum of Natural History

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