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Rhinolophus ferrumequinum
Common Name: greater horseshoe bat
Vendor: Rowland Ward Ltd , 1872 - c.1950
Taxidermist: Rowland Ward Ltd , 1872 - c.1950
Department: Natural History
Accession Number: A1942.10
This specimen of Greater Horseshoe bat was purchased from Rowland Wards; probably the best taxidermy outfit in England at the time. Although the specimen has no scientific data with it, it does still have the original information explaining how it should be cared for, including that it should be well powdered with "insect death" petrol. These days, we use an insecticide spray designed to kill pests in rabbit hutches to prevent the specimen from being infested.
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