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Subject: Re: Fixative/preservative for gonads
From: Malcolm McCallum <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:45:16 -0500
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just use 70% etoh.
or, you can formalin fix in 10% then move to 70% etoh.
of course, you could use the usual rubbing ro for fish too at 50%.



On Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 2:32 PM, Chris Harrod <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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> Folks
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> After almost 20 years, I'm going to be returning to some work on fish
> reproductive investment.
> In my PhD I used Bouin's fixative to fix and store fish gonads prior to
> doing egg counts, measurements etc., but am looking for a less toxic option
> for our new work.
> I imagine things have moved on a bit in the last 2 decades  - have they?
> Can anyone recommend chemicals that aren't going to cause health and safety
> nightmares?
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> Cheers
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> Chris
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Malcolm L. McCallum
Assistant Professor and Aquaculture and Water Quality Research Scientist
School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Langston University
Langston, Oklahoma

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