handling parasitic nematodes

Marion Link marion.link at RZ.HU-BERLIN.DE
Tue Feb 23 18:08:18 CST 1999

Dear taxacomers,
Does anybody have experiences in handling parasitic nematodes (Strongylida)
which were collected 30 years ago? I have the following questions:

Is there any disadvantage in transferring specimens from formalin (in which
they were stored for 30 years) into ethanol 70-80% with 1% glycerine? Would
you know of any method to soften specimens so that they can be manipulated
more easily for microscopic slides?

Marion Link
Museum fuer Naturkunde
Institut fuer Systematische Zoologie
Invalidenstr. 43; 10115 Berlin; Germany
Tel. +49/30/20938525
Fax. +49/30/20938528

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