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Re: Fieldwork or bust? (Was: Stenopelix valdensis)

In a message dated 7/13/2006 10:13:11 PM Eastern Standard Time,  
df9465@yahoo.co.uk writes:
<< historical collections tend to be biased:  sometimes
this is because specimens could not be collected, or
perhaps  weren't noted. modern collecting techniques,
are of course, much better (in  most cases), but cherry
picking still occurs in many institutions.  >>

That's a rather serious charge. Do you have any  specific institutions you 
know to be so unprofessional? DV