Winter Stones

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by Patrick Gould, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Beachmen

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    with that i have a few different things from salt water abd fresh water. i have a squid that i landed 2 years ago night fishing (yes i had a license for them), an Isopod, many insects, ect. its a very usefull way of doing it. also the everclear never turns color or damages the sample. its alsmost as if it pickles it lol.
     
  2. Taxon

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    Hi Beachman,

    Well, that seems like kind of an expensive preservative, but it obviously works for you. Which do you use, 151 proof or 190 proof? ;)
     
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    Ethyl alcohol of what I presume to be about 90% purity is available at Zenith Supplies in Seattle on Roosevelt Way and 63rd at about $7.00/qt. I've used it in the past for for preserving stonefly nymphs and caddis pupae with good results. My former source of small, glass, screw-top vials has gone out of business and if anyone knows of another source I'd like to hear about it.
     
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    Hi Preston-

    For mail order, BioQuip.
     
  5. Gary Knowels

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    You may get lucky (cheap) if you check at the UW surplus store, but its not a guarantee that they will have them. I think what you are looking for are called scintillation vials. It is only open to the public Tuesday 12-6 pm. If you strike out there I may be able to get you some through my work, how many do you want/need?
     
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    science store or website for science gear. here is a web site for them. http://www.carolina.com/lab-supplie...l_Test_Tubes&gclid=CJzx5PW_5rUCFckx4AodgCYAIw
     
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    nice hatch today too
     
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