Hi everyone, I am new to iNaturalist and wanted to ask about insect specimens preserved in alcohol. Are images of these acceptable to post to this site for possible identification? I have searched the site but could not find any answers.
Background to my question: I am an artist who has an art-science practice. I built my own malaise trap and collected many specimens in the field retracing the path of 19th century German naturalist Amelie Dietrich in North Queensland, Australia. I am exhibiting 100 of my specimens in a public gallery soon and wish to use crowdsourcing to help with the identification as an ongoing project. The specimen vials will be able to handled by visitors and will each have a NFC chip to link them to microscope images and identification information on a unique URL. I would love to link this to a citizen science platform for identification discussions as a way of publicising how everyone can get involved in science and learning about biodiversity.
I am respectful of this community, aware that I am new here, and am trying to find the most suitable platform for assistance with identification. If this is not the place, I’d be grateful to receive any other recommendations.
Thanks for reading my post,