THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. 48109-1079
Michigan Museum of Zoology
Division of Amphibians and Reptiles
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Telephone: (734) 764-0466
I agree to take reasonable care of all specimens loaned
to me by the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology and to
adhere to the following six conditions:
- Specimens may not be removed from the institution to
which they are sent, nor re-loaned, without permission
to do so. Loans are made only to regular staff members
of research institutions. The advisor who borrows
specimens for a graduate student assumes all
responsibility for the material.
- Loans will be returned to the Museum of Zoology not later
than six months from the date of receipt unless an
extension of time has been granted. Holotypes must be
returned within two months from the time of receipt.
- One of two invoice copies will be signed, dated and
returned upon receipt of the specimens. We recommend
noting all damage to specimens on the return receipt.
- Wet specimens will be kept in the appropriate fluid:
reptiles in 75% ethanol, metamorphosed amphibians in
65% ethanol, and amphibian eggs and larvae in 10%
buffered formalin, or as noted otherwise. Under no
circumstances will UMMZ specimens be transferred to
isopropanol or methanol. Specimens will be kept out of
direct sunlight and at moderate temperature and in the
dark when not in use.
- Permission must be obtained to permanently alter
(dissect, skeletonize, etc.) any specimen.
- Specimens will be carefully packed such that they remain
moist while in transit. Parcels should have two inches
of padding separating specimens from the outer walls of
the shipping container. The packages will be
registered, insured, or certified so that they can be
traced if lost in transit.
- Name of Institution