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Re: [ITRDBFOR] Mounted cores when cell alignment is wrong

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  • From: Peter Brown <pmb AT>
  • To: itrdbfor AT
  • Subject: Re: [ITRDBFOR] Mounted cores when cell alignment is wrong
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:47:03 -0700

Be sure to wrap the cores and mounts in string before soaking; that way the cores won't float away from their IDs. I use a tall graduated cylinder filled to the top with a cap on, soak 24 hrs, unwrap the string and then will likely still need to pry out the cores very gently. Put on newspaper for a day or two and then remount.

I get cores all the time, small projects; I insist that they send cores to me in straws because it is amazing how many non-dendro people have no clue how cores should be mounted.


On 1/25/2017 2:23 PM, Andy Bunn wrote:
A colleague of mine just got a box of cores in the mail from a collaborator where about half the samples are mounted incorrectly — the cell alignment is wrong. They were mounted with Elmer's white wood glue which I think is water soluble. I vaguely remember that a soak will loosen the glue and he can remount them the right way. Any tips out there I can give him?

Many thanks,


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