[Taxacom] Removing specimens from Carbon Tape

Hans Henderickx hans.henderickx at pandora.be
Mon Feb 25 13:51:23 CST 2008


To remove scanned objects from tape I use chloroform, with very good 
results.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kipling (Kip) W. Will" <kiplingw at nature.berkeley.edu>
To: <TAXACOM at MAILMAN.NHM.KU.EDU>
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 6:11 PM
Subject: [Taxacom] Removing specimens from Carbon Tape


>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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> ESPM Dept.- Organisms & Environment Div.
> University of California
> Berkeley, California 94720
>
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> fax 510-643-5438
>
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