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Provides care for the Arachnid and Myriapod collections (both of which are extensive) as well as the Collembola, Diplura and Thysanura collections. Sends specimens on loan to researchers who would like to examine them, responds to queries about our collections and procedures, and hosts visitors to the collection. Provides research support to Jonathan Coddington, curator of Arachnids & Myriapods.