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Ag8n "It looks like a single beam instrument was used for this work. With a double beam instrument, there is no need for phrases like "OD435/OD415". Th..." | Read more » 5 months ago
Ag8n " Lichen1.docx Hopefully, this will attach. " | Read more » 6 months ago
Ag8n "In this area, lichens aren't common. Attached is a rough draft using lawn clippings to set up and test using various instruments. Don't know how ..." | Read more » 6 months ago
Ag8n "The tungsten lamp remarks only apply to the 660 nm red lines. " | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "Best bet- use an old fashioned tungsten lamp. Not a LED claiming to be a tungsten lamp. An LED has a narrow bandwidth. An old fashioned tungsten..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "Looking into the 660 nm lines. It's not that LEDs don't exist for 425 nm region. They do. But the ones in the catalogs seemed expensive. Going ..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "There are 3 in 1 flashlights ( blue, white, and red) that would be good for this application- as long as the color was more like purple instead of ..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "If you are using the public lab spectrometer, a light source for around 400 nm is needed. It looks like there are some blue or violet led bulbs/ f..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "A test of this method might be to use lawn clippings and run it through the procedure. The idea is to extract chlorophyll, which should be presen..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "Another, more current option , is to use a coffee grinder. With the temperature issues this material shows, probably using the frozen state would ..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "As for the mortar and pestle, there are many options. Some mortar and pestles are very expensive, but they don't have to be. They should be easy t..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "Was checking one of the online vendors. Found new centrifuges for $70. Industrial quality centrifuge costs were much higher, but who knows. If y..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "Ok. Trying to stay as close to duplicate the original paper as closely as possible. R.la cera isn't in this area. But other closely related liche..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "One word of warning. Solvents ( like acetone) and plastic cuvettes do not usually go together. The worst case is the plastic melts, but the plast..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "Still have to do more work. But the acetone extract seems like something that might be doable in a home lab type situation. The acetone extract i..." | Read more » 7 months ago
fongvania "There's some work needed to modify this research protocol so it can be done in regions like Ohio that might not have the exact species listed in th..." | Read more » 7 months ago
fongvania "I don't know of a community science project using the pigment extraction method since there are some specialized steps and equipment, but we're cur..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "I went to ohiomosslichen.org/ to see what's in the ohio area. Didn't seem like there was anything directly comparable to the lichens in the paper..." | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "Out of curiosity only. " | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "Ok, the parameters are listed. Is there an example of a study set up? " | Read more » 7 months ago
Ag8n "Thank you. That's what I was after. Much appreciated!!! " | Read more » 8 months ago
fongvania "I have access to the paper you're talking about--here is a snippet of the section you may be most interested in: Let me check if I'm allowed t..." | Read more » 8 months ago
Ag8n "Working my way through the paper. One of the things the original talks about is " Extraction by immersion in DMSO" and "OD435/OD415 nm". This is ..." | Read more » 8 months ago
fongvania "Thank you for reading! Let me know if there's anything I can help clarify " | Read more » 8 months ago