You mean: mounting green algae in canada balsam, while retaining their natural colour?

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Yvan
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You mean: mounting green algae in canada balsam, while retaining their natural colour?

#1 Post by Yvan » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:36 pm

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Re: You mean: mounting green algae in canada balsam, while retaining their natural colour?

#2 Post by billben74 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:44 pm

That sounds interesting. Would need to get hold of nickel acetate...but could probably manage it.

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Re: You mean: mounting green algae in canada balsam, while retaining their natural colour?

#3 Post by charlie g » Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:08 pm

Hi all...what is the longevity (kept out of intense light other than during observations) of glycerol or viscous canning syrups for 'permanent algae slides'? I seem to recall a number of natural history museum websights offer online free content on how to preserve specimens (insect,botanical,herps,avian,etc..).

To maintain the 'habit' of algae I think depression slides are needed often to permit overall algae natural morphology? I think I've seen such in museum collections...ahh but the living colors...hmm.


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