The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin is digitizing its collection.
With 15 million insects, 5,000 insects a day are to be conservatively processed and digitized in a project that is unique in the world.
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The heart of the project is the digitization street:
The insects are pricked
onto needles by employees
and marked with a QR code.
Thanks to the world's first 3D scanner for insects, hundreds of years old beetles and flies can be digitally recorded and preserved for posterity.