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Charles Krebs
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Post by Charles Krebs »

Rik... I thought that would catch your attention. I know that in college bio labs Drosophila are regularly anesthetized by several methods, and one of the most common is CO2. I have a CO2 "duster" that is normally used to blow dust off of optics and equipment. Well, it will anesthesize Tabanus as well. It was either that or take a ride home with me and get permanently mounted under a microscope... otherwise there's no way to get the needed 15 to 30 frames. So a CO2 hangover is probably preferable to the fly.

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Post by rjlittlefield »

Charles Krebs wrote:...CO2 "duster"...anesthesize Tabanus
Clever! I'll give that a shot on some other critters. Thanks!

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