[Taxacom] vial storage boxes

Karl Magnacca kmagnacca at alumni.wesleyan.edu
Wed Jul 12 00:17:55 CDT 2006

Something a little more hands-on: I've been using 1-dram 15 x 45 mm 
glass vials for alcohol storage of insects, mostly because I like being 
able to see things without taking them out and they seem to leak less 
than plastic microvials (even with O-rings).  Unfortunately I can't find 
anything good and reasonably inexpensive to store them in.  They're just 
slightly too big to fit in the boxes for microcentrifuge tubes, and for 
some reason the plastic boxes that would fit cost ~$7+ apiece.  I've 
been using the cardboard -80 freezer boxes with 8x8 dividers, but 
they're kind of flimsy (especially when they get wet).  Anyone have a 
better solution?  

[apologies if people get this twice; I sent it out before but it never 
came back over the list]

Karl Magnacca
UC-Berkeley, ESPM Dept.
137 Mulford Hall #3114
Berkeley, CA 94720

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