CBDC Equipment Loan Scheme

Over time CBDC plans to build up a collection of recording equipment available for loan for free to local recorders, groups and for identification and other recording events and workshops. Currently we have two microscopes and a moth trap available to borrow free of charge.

Photograph © Ben Knipe

Microscopes

Recorders may borrow a microscope (Binocular, 45deg Head, Dual Magnification 10X & 30X) for identification of Cumbrian specimens for up to three months at a time without charge. Please see the terms and conditions for more information and fill out a loan request form if you would like to borrow one. In addition, a third microscope is available at all times at Tullie House Museum in Carlisle. Please contact the recording officer if you would like to come in and use it.

Download:
Terms and Conditions (PDF) – Please read
Microscope loan request form (Word)

Moth trap

Local recorders willing to join the Cumbria Moth Group Yahoo Forum may borrow, for up to 2 weeks at a time without charge, a portable Skinner trap (15W actinic bulb) in a package which includes a battery and battery charger, as well as a copy of Waring and Townsend’s 2009 revised edition of ‘a Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland’.

This loan is a joint venture between CBDC, Cumbria Moth Group, members of Cumbria Moth Group Yahoo Forum to encourage anyone who wishes to try out moth recording in places that do not have mains power.

Please see the terms and conditions for more information and fill out a loan request form if you would like to borrow the trap.

Download:
Terms and Conditions (PDF) – Please read
Moth trap loan request form (Word)

Friday, October 23rd, 2020 at 8:35am
What a wonderful close up of a species we often see in our own homes! If you’re in Cumbria and have a few small friends in your home like this house spider consider sending them in as a record on our website! https://t.co/7zsluxMivu https://t.co/mY8IHqHka1
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Alan Coles @greenlandfalcon
I came across the House Spider with one leg missing, that I photographed several days ago, so took some more close ups. @beardwarbler @BritishSpiders https://t.co/mGm6scYbdT