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Jozef Obona
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Dear colleagues,
I would need advice.
How to proceed, when you are a long time without fixing agents, you probably won't get to them that soon - but you need to fix insect samples from beer traps ?...
It is possible to use some common household items ? (e.g. salt, vinegar ?) - which could preserve the samples for a longer of time…(few months).
Thank you in advance for your advice !
Best wishes and stay healthy.
Jozef
 
Nikita Vikhrev
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Hi Jozef.
If I have no 96° alkohol, I use vodka (or whiskey, or cognac)!
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
 
Jozef Obona
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[quote]Nikita Vikhrev wrote:

Many thanks Nikita Smile

Best wishes and stay healthy.
Jozef
 
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By the way, it depends on what you will do with your specimens.
For DNA extraction 96 alcohol or aceton are better.
For future mounting vodka is better.
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
 
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