Ditto. These are great for field and the o-ring really prevents desiccation for a long time.




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From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mike Ferro
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2017 2:05 PM
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Subject: Re: Field vial recommendations




They make the best stuff. I've never had one break or leak and I've had material in some for over a decade. Get the Polypropylene (PP) ones. They don't react with alcohol, ethyl acetate, or acetone. 


They have so many varieties, it can be difficult to figure out which to get. 


We start with 60.542.007 and then get bigger ones.






On Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 1:56 PM, Peter T Oboyski <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I am looking for a source of plastic field vials for 95% EtOH preserved specimens. The 2mL variety are easy enough to find. But I need some larger sizes (5, 10, 25, 30 mL) that seal well for field and traveling. I am aware of falcon tubes. Any other recommendations?


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