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#1 2008-08-18 13:22:44

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 2008-08-22 23:18:33

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

Rachel, I have a Thecophora caught a few days ago in the freezer currently.  What conc. alcohol would you like it in? Getting a frozen one to you without defrosting would seem difficult.  May have some older (4-5yrs) conopid specimens in alcohol, but the concentration may not be reliable and only approx 70% by now -any use?.

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