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tetrad dissection

Carolyn J. Decker cdecker at mail.wsu.edu
Thu Dec 10 15:28:21 EST 1998

I am looking for advise on tetrad dissection tools. I have made several
dissection tools for my Nikon dissection scope using a glass rod and a
piece of fiber optic cable that I cut with a razor blade or scalpel. The
tools pick up tetrads well but do not release them efficiently. The tips
of the fiber optic cable are not perfectly flat so I may be losing
tetrads/spores in crevices in the tip.

Are dissection tools commercially available?

Does anyone have advice on how to make tools with flat tips?

Please respond to me via email at cdecker at mail.wsu.edu.
Carolyn Decker

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