Poisoned herbarium specimens

Martin Dubé martin at CUSLM.CA
Thu Dec 7 18:39:31 CST 2000


Hello,

Is there a mean to determine if a dried specimen has been submitted to
poisoning using toxic stuff as mercuric chloride or DDT.  There is not
indication of such treatment on the sheet but I have some doubt about the
safeness of these specimens.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Martin


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Edmundston Campus, University of Moncton
Edmundston, NB, CANADA  E3V 2S8
Tel.: 506-737-5154   Fax : 506-737-5373  ICQ # 37925656
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