Hi all,


We are in the process of purchasing a large quantity of ‘alcohol’ for specimen storage (the specimens will be collected by pitfall traps with the use of propylene-glycol, so no molecular work will be necessary after that…). So far we have been using 96% dehydrated ethanol bought in bulk (one barrel at a time). We have received an offer from a company selling ‘bioethanol’ in competitive prices. Does anyone have any idea of whether we can use that instead of what we used previously? Will it create any problems to long-term specimen storage?




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Christos Georgiadis, PhD

Entomologist - Teaching and Research Assistant

Section of Zoology - Marine Biology

Department of Biology

University of Athens

Panepistimioupolis, GR-15784

Tel.: +30 210 7274249

Cell: +30 6945 077723

Email: cgeorgia[at}biol.uoa{dot]gr

Ants of Greece

Hellenic Zoological Society

Zoological Museum University of Athens