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Preservation and Management of Fluid-Preserved Biological Collections

Handbook / Manual New
By: Dirk Neumann(Author), Julian Carter(Author), John E Simmons(Author), Oliver Crimmen(Author)
184 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Preservation and Management of Fluid-Preserved Biological Collections
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  • Preservation and Management of Fluid-Preserved Biological Collections ISBN: 9798218011024 Hardback Nov 2022 Out of stock: Usually dispatched within 5 days
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Fluid-preserved specimens present unique and challenging preservation problems and a wide variety of chemicals have been used over the years to fix and preserve specimens. This book is based on the practical experience of experts from different fields engaged in the management and maintenance of fluid collections worldwide. It offers a specific perspective on the management of smaller and medium-sized collections and their need to operate with limited resources, offering practical suggestions for care and maintenance.

Contents

Introduction and General Considerations
1.1 Collecting and uselful life of specimens
1.2 Materials used for storage

Best Practices and Definitions
2.1 Best practices and resommendations
2.2 Key definitions

Basic Conseideration When Collecting Speciments
3.1 Ethical considerations
3.2 Anaesthesia and euthansia
3.3. Fixation overview
3.4 transferring specimens from fixative to peservative
3.4.1 Staging Techniques

4.0 Fluid Storage
4.1. Fluid preservation
4.2 Typical Storage Fluids: Ethanol, Isopropyl alcohol, glycerol, formaldehyde, Other storage and holding fluids
4.3 Denaturants
4.4. Fluid storage of DNA and tissues for molecular analysis

5.0 Storage Environment
5.1 Relative Humidity
5.2 Climate control systems: air exchange rate, volatile pollutants
5.3 Temperature
  for fluid preserved collection storage
  for cooled and cold collection storage areas
5.4 Fire prevention and detection
5.5.Light and UV radiation

6.0 Storage, Maintenance and Conservation
6.1 Storage of Furniture
6.2 Specimen Containers
6.2.1 Quality of Storage containers..Glass, plastic
6.2.2 Matierials nort recommended for use in fluid collections
6.3 Lids and liners:  phenolic resin (Bakelite) lids, Polyethylene closures, Polypropylene screw-on closures, metal lids, clamp or bail closed jars with glass lids, glass stoppers, glass plate closures, polyethylene liners, PTFE or Teflon liners
6.4 Sealants
6.5 Collection monitoring, maintenance and conservation
6.5.1 Inspection of collections
6.5.2 Remedial maintenance and conservation: Topping iup, changing fluid preservatoves, rehydrating dried-out specimen material

Acknowledgements
References
Glossary
Index

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Handbook / Manual New
By: Dirk Neumann(Author), Julian Carter(Author), John E Simmons(Author), Oliver Crimmen(Author)
184 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations, tables
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