[Plant-education] leaf skeleton protocol?

LuDean Marvin via plant-ed%40net.bio.net (by ludeanmarvin from gmail.com)
Fri Sep 5 22:54:03 EST 2008


I haven't actually tried this, but the procedure seems sound to me:

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Skeleton-Leaves




Olney, Margaret A. wrote:
> Does anyone have a good protocol for making leaf "skeletons," that have
> just the veins remaining?  I have seen some excellent examples of
> skeletons and would like to have my students make some in class.  We've
> tried boiling in sodium hydroxide, but that didn't work very well.  One
> of my students showed me the work of Booker Morey and Leaflines (a quick
> google will show these images) and would like to make some skeletons
> showing that kind of detail. Thanks!
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> Margaret Olney
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> Biology Department
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> Saint Martin's University
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> molney from stmartin.edu
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