Thread subject: :: Storing flies in alcohol

Posted by Kahis on 12-03-2008 18:56

proctoss wrote:
I would recommend not to use acetone, and in its place use hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS)
Specimens after HMDS not as fragile as acetone after applying

... and where can I buy HMDS for 5?/l? ;)

Also, I understand rhat HMDS is significantly more dangerous than acetone. For me, 'acetonised' flies are good enough, unless there are large differences in the long-term preservation between the methods.