Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
November 2015 Vol. 4(11): pp. 784-786
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Short Communication

Jelled Alochol: An Altnerative Medium for Three Dimentional Permanent Mounting of Arthropod specimens

Saeed El-Ashram1,2,3,4, Hongbin Liu5, Ibrahim Al Nasr6, Fathi Abouhajer7, Mohamed Amer4, Alyaa Atef4, Shourouk Ramadan4, Mohamed El-Faramawy4, Rehab Sheashaa4, Mohamed Egyla4, Ahmed El-Agmy4, Nada El-Gendy4, Mennatallah El-Nebary4, Zahraa Sorour4, Rasha Zayed4, Yousra Abd El-Salam4, Nada Nayel4, Shymaa Areef4, Rehab Abd El-Aziz4, Xianyong Liu1,2, Xun Suo 1,2,3,*

 

1 State Key Laboratory for Agrobiotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.

2National Animal Protozoa Laboratory & College of Veterinary Medicine, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China.

3Key Laboratory of Animal Epidemiology and Zoonosis of Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China.

4Faculty of Science, Kafr El-Sheikh University, Egypt.

5Department of Pharmacology, Hebei North University, Zhangjiakou, Hebei, China.

6College of Applied Health Sciences in arras, Qassim, Qassim University, Saudi

Arabia.

7Asmarya University for Islamic Sciences & College of Animal Sciences and Technology China Agricultural University.

Email: suoxun@cau.edu.cn

Accepted 12 November, 2015

 

Abstract

Although liquid preservation is the easiest way to keep the arthropods as they are; however, the specimens sink to the bottom and it becomes difficult to position them for studying the particular features. We here present an alternative permanent mounting procedure based on hair gel and absolute ethanol which provides a semi-solid preservation with an advantage of rightly positioned to study the three-dimensional geometric features for taxonomic identification. The method also provides least turbidity through efficient maceration. The method is efficient and least time consuming and can be adapted for 3-D taxonomic studies. 

Keywords: Liquid preservation; Arthropods; Three-dimensional geometric shape; Hair gel.


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