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Hi Dave,
Are you analyzing the whole ticks or portions of the exoskeletal chitin?
Cheers,
Bill

On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 1:18 PM, David Gillikin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Someone who would like to analyze ticks for d13C and d15N in my lab, but
> some of the ticks have been exposed to water mixed with petroleum jelly
> (this is how they deal with escapees). Is there any way to safely wash them
> without further contamination?
>
> Thanks,
> Dave
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