[Coral-List] Transportation of coral larvae

shashank Keshavmurthy iamshanky15 at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 17 08:55:54 EST 2007

Coral-List Please correct me if I am wrong.
Dear Albert,
I  think the oven drying the larvae and carrying them would be fine.
I do it for analyzing Carbon and Nitrogen by Elemental Analyzer back in my lab.
So in the field, collect the coral larvae, place them on Filter papers (GF/F or GF/C) by using a dropper and dry them in oven, once completely dried you can carry the filters in a small box by placing aluminum foil between each filter.  It is compact and handy.
I dry them at 60 degrees Centigrade.  Later you can store them anywhere between -30 to -60 for later analysis.
I hope this will work for lipid analysis too...

Best of luck

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