Fwd: Re: critical point dryer

Daniel Janzen djanzen at SAS.UPENN.EDU
Mon Jan 27 15:25:10 CST 2003

Doug - educate us dinosaurs.  What the hell is HMDS.  Smile.  Dan

>Date:         Mon, 27 Jan 2003 09:33:33 -0800
>Reply-To: Doug Yanega <dyanega at POP.UCR.EDU>
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>From: Doug Yanega <dyanega at POP.UCR.EDU>
>Subject:      Re: critical point dryer
>Stuart Fullerton wrote:
>>good morng gentlefolk:
>>sorry to cross post. but the more minds -----
>>for some time it has been suggested that i need to acquire a Critical
>>Point Dryer for the bugcloset. and i guess that the time has come.
>>could one (or more of  you) please suggest the best source for a new one
>>- model/make/price/source
>>a source for a used reconditioned one
>>understanding that this whole project is paid for out of my own personal
>>pocket and understanding that it is getting very very thin, might there
>>be one amoungst you that is getting a new one and just happens to have
>>an older one (that still works fine) "lying around" gathering dust that
>>would like to be relocated in florida?
>If you have a fume hood available to you, you should consider using
>HMDS - unless you're processing really large numbers of very small
>samples (less than 1 cc volume each), the price per sample for
>processing is much cheaper, and HMDS has a few other advantages
>(e.g., dermestid-proofing, and the ability to process insects as
>large as mole crickets and mantids). It's an excellent technique.
>Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
>Univ. of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521
>phone: (909) 787-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
>            http://entmuseum9.ucr.edu/staff/yanega.html
>   "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
>         is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82

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