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#1 2008-08-18 13:24:07

flybris
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Registered: 2008-08-14
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conopid specimens wanted

Does anyone have any UK Conopid specimens, stored in ethanol or frozen, that I could use for genetic studies as part of my PhD?

the data generated would be extremely valuable for Conopid conservation and biodiversity research.

Thanks,

Rachel.

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#2 2008-08-21 19:39:38

Judy Webb
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Registered: 2008-02-21
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Re: conopid specimens wanted

What concentration alcohol do you need them in, Rachel?  Just caught a couple of what look like Thecophora specimens today - now in the freezer and I could re-freeze one or put in alcohol.   Need to pin the other for determination.
I probably have some old specimens of conopids in alcohol, but the percentage may be only 70% and not very reliable.  Also they have been in this for more than 5 years.  Presume these are not so useful?

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