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A range of consumables and materials required for beekeeping microscopy.

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Materials and consumables for microscopy

Acetic acid 10%

Use to decalcify chitin from the exoskeleton before flattening and mounting on a slide.

100ml bottle

I do have stocks of this, but I am unable to post it due to RoyalMail restrictions. Collection only.

Quantity

Price: £2.10

Glycerine jelly (clear) 30ml

Clear glycerine jelly used when making slides using transparent samples, for example wings or cornea. The low refractive index of this jelly gives an improved contrast between the specimen and the mountant.

30ml

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Price: £2.50

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Glycerine jelly for pollen slides 30ml

Glycerine jelly containing fuschin for making stained pollen slides.

30ml

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Price: £2.50

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IKF

Insect killing fluid. Ethyl Acetate which should be used in a killing bottle to quickly kill insects.

100ml bottle

I do have stocks of this, but I am unable to post it due to RoyalMail restrictions. Collection only.

Quantity

Price: £3.10

Isopropyl alcohol

Isopropyl alcohol (IPA)

250ml

I do have stocks of this, but I am unable to post it due to RoyalMail restrictions. Collection only.

Quantity

Price: £3.25

Lens cleaning tissue

Cotton paper based lens cleaning tissue.

40 sheets, 120 x 90mm each

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Price: £1.20

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Microscope cavity slides

Glass microscope slides with a shallow cavity on one face. Used when mounting thick specimens. 1 - 1.2mm thick

Pack of 10

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Price: £3.85

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Microscope cover slips

Cover slips for microscope slides.

18 x 18 mm 0.13 - 0.17mm thick

Box of 100

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Price: £2.00

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Microscope slides

Standard plain 3" x 1" glass microscope slides. 1.0 - 1.2mm thick

Pack of 50

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Price: £2.90

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Petri dish (glass)

Glass petri dish, 90mm dia

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Price: £2.50

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Petri dish (plastic)

Plastic petri dish, 90 mm dia

Pack of 2

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Price: £0.60

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Pipettes

1ml plastic pasteur pipettes.

Pack of 10

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Price: £0.40

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Sodium Hydroxide 10%

For softening chitin in the exoskeleton prior to flattening and mounting on a slide.

100ml bottle

I do have stocks of this, but I am unable to post it due to RoyalMail restrictions. Collection only.

Quantity

Price: £2.10

Specimen tubes 5ml

Plastic specimen tubes. Useful for storing specimens in alcohol, or preparing specimens for mounting.

Pack of 5

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Price: £1.15

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Test tubes 125 x 16 mm

Glass test tubes. Useful for preparing specimens for mounting.

Pack of 5

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Price: £2.10

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