ASTM E1200 - 87(2012)

    Standard Practice for Preserving Zooplankton Samples

    Active Standard ASTM E1200 | Developed by Subcommittee: D19.24

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.02

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) buffered formalin (3 to 5 %) can be used as a permanent preservative for zooplankton. Lugol's iodine solution can be used to preserve zooplankton for up to one year. Thirty percent ethanol, 30 % glutaraldehyde, or 25 % vinegar (can use 3 % acidic acid solution) can be used for more temporary storage and preservation of zooplankton samples. A 25 % vinegar solution is preferred to preserve soft-bodied planktonic coelenterates.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes the proper procedures for preserving zooplankton samples with either formaldehyde, ethanol, glutaraldehyde, Lugol's iodine solution, or vinegar (acetic acid).

    1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.060.30 (Sewage water)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code

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    DOI: 10.1520/E1200-87R12

    Citation Format

    ASTM E1200-87(2012), Standard Practice for Preserving Zooplankton Samples, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012,

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