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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