[Taxacom] Removing specimens from Carbon Tape

Kipling (Kip) W. Will kiplingw at nature.berkeley.edu
Mon Feb 25 11:11:26 CST 2008

I have a beetle specimen stuck down to carbon tape for taking SEM 
images. It is not sputter coated. I would like to remove the specimen 
and was told that acetone was not a good solvent for this purpose. Does 
anyone have experience removing specimens from SEM stubs that can 
suggest a good solvent that is likely to allow me to recover this 
valuable specimen?

Kipling W. Will
Associate Professor/Insect Systematist
Associate Director,Essig Museum of Entomology

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