[Annelida] substitution for formalin

Doug Strom via annelida%40net.bio.net (by dstrom from waterandair.com)
Fri Feb 24 16:15:22 EST 2012


The USEPA has started using a product called NOTOXHisto:

http://www.scientificdevice.com/notoxhisto/

For the samples we have seen it appears to fix macroinvertebrates and in
particular polychaetes pretty well.

Doug

[I sent this reply to Barbara, but meant it for the group as well. - DGS]


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On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 5:50 AM, Barbara Mikac <barbara.mikac from cim.irb.hr>wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
>
> I am interested if there is some other fixative for the macrozoobenthic
> samples that can substitute formalin? All groups will be analysed
> analyses later but special interest will be in polychaetes.
>
> Thank you very much for your help!
>
> Barbara
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Water & Air Research Inc.
6821 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, Florida 32608
Toll Free: 800.242.4927
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Fax: 352.378.1500
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