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Gallery 1 - The Aesthetics of Slides
Gallery 2 - Slides in Context

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The Aesthetics of Slides

The collection "Vermes" at the Natural History Museum is an impressive example for the unexpected size and aesthetic qualities of many slide collections. It contains a mixture of invertebrate, worm-like animals which are generally not phylogenetically related to each other:
Plathelminthes = flatworms,
Gnathostomulida = "jaw mouth worms",
Nemertini = ribbon worms,
Rotatoria = wheel animals,
Acanthocephala = "prickly head animals",
Gastrotricha = "bottle animals" or "belly-haired animals",
Nematoda = threadworms or roundworms,
Nematomorpha = horsehair worms,
Kinorhyncha = "muddragons",
Priapulida = "love worms",
Loricifera = corset animals,
Sipuncula = peanut worms,
Echiura = spoonworms,
Pogonophora = beard worms,
Annelida = segmented worms,
Chaetognatha = arrow worms.
About 100,000 specimens are catalogued under some 30,000 lot numbers. Individual slides show cuts and series of cuts, but some preparations also show the whole worm, even in different colours.