[Coral-List] Alizarin staining
Richard E. Dodge
dodge at nova.edu
Mon Sep 27 09:51:32 EDT 2004
Note that alizarin can cause a significant depression in calcification ......
Dodge, RE; Wyers SC; Frith, HR; Knap, AH; Smith SR; Cook, CB; and Sleeter,
TD. Coral calcification rates by the buoyant weight technique: effects of
Alizarin staining, J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 1984. 75. 217-232.
Good Luck Too,
At 05:29 9/24/2004 +1000, Robert Richmond wrote:
>According to the paper by Austin Lamberts in the Coral Reefs: Research
>Methods book (UNESCO,1978):
>use a concentration of ca. 15 ppm (0.0015%); he suggests making up a stock
>of 4 - 5 mg of stain per ml of distilled water and diluting this "to taste."
>For a coral like Pocillopora damicornis we've had good luck putting
>colonies into a cooler with aeration, the above concentration (should look
>like dark cherry kool aid) and allow the corals to be in direct sunlight
>for 4 - 6 hours. To prevent temperature stress, you can put in a cool
>pack or two, or use an aquarium inside of a water table with good flow
>(like a heat exchanger).
>Robert H. Richmond, Ph.D.
>Kewalo Marine Laboratory
>Pacific Biomedical Research Center
>University of Hawaii at Manoa
>41 Ahui Street
>Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
>e-mail: richmond at hawaii.edu
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Richard E. Dodge, Ph.D.
Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center
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Dania, FL 33004
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