I'm doing my master in Roe deer diet and I'm trying to make a reference
collection of epidermis of every kind of plant eaten by them, in order to
analyse their faeces.
I tryed to isolate epidermis using cromic and nitric acid to make an acid
But, I run into some problems. For each kind of plant different times of
digestion are needed, and for some plants this doesn't work.
I would like to know if someone knows another method to achieve good
definitive epidermis preparations because I can´t find another in all the
bibliography I have.
If someone could help, I would appreciate very much,
Thank you for your attention.
Ana Mafalda Faria
Instituto Ambiente e Vida
Universidade de Coimbra