Appendix I

Appendix I
Equipment and Supplies - Sample Processing

Sample Storage Envelopes
#1 ungummed, flap extended, coin envelopes - Available from:
     Union Envelope Co.
     Richmond, VA

     Crest Envelope
     2125 Highlands S.E. 
     Kentwood, MI 48508 

     Massachusetts Envelope Co. 
     30 Cobblehill Rd. 
     Summerville, MA 02143
Thin-sectioning
Isomet low-speed saw with swivel-arm assembly and flanges - Available from:
     Buehler Ltd.
     41 Waukegan Road
     P.O. Box I
     Lake Bluffs, IL 60044

Specifications or model numbers:
Isomet low-speed saw                              #11-1180
Swivel-arm assembly                               #11-1181
Chuck                                             #11-1187
Flanges 2-1/2" diameter, recessed, set of two.    #1180-S48

Diamond blades - Available from:
     Norton Company
     Worcester, MA 06106
(also available through local distributors)

Size and specifications of those currently used:
     FO565977 Norton Diamond blade
     3 x 0.006 x 1/2 Type 1A1
     Blueprint ME 120929
     M4D 10/20M1-N50M9-1/8

Paraffin Wax - Available from local markets.

Dennison Marking Tags - white, No. 12-105-1 - Available from office supply stores.

Decolorizing carbon, Nuchar S-N (from coal) C-177 - Available from scientific equipment suppliers.

Calcium Oxide Powder, Technical C-114 - Available from scientific equipment suppliers.

Scotch double-sided tape - Available from office supply stores.

Glycerin - Available from chemical supply companies.

Clear, liquid dishwashing detergent - Available from local markets.

Adjustable-temperature hot plate
     Thermolyne, Type 1900, #HP-A1915B, 115V AC 700W - Available from scientific equipment suppliers.

Double boiler or egg poacher - Available from housewares stores.
Scale Impressing
Jeweler's press, flat rolling hand mill - Available from:
     Wm. Dixon Company
     Carlstadt. NJ 07072

Cellulose Acetate Plastic, 0.040" thick, 22x52" sheets - Available from:
     Commercial Plastics Co. 
     21 Main Street 
     P.O. Box 24 
     Cherry Valley, MA 01611

Laminated plastic
Curform Grade 7781, 8.0 mil polyester/0.1 mil saran/1.25 mil polyethylene.
Curform Grade 7770, 8.0 mil polyester/0.1 mil saran/0.75 mil surlyn.

Both available from:
     Curwood Inc. 
     718 High Street 
     New London, WI 54961

Curlam Grade 7780, 7.5 mil polyvinyl chloride/2.0 mil surlyn.
Curlam Grade 7710, 7.5 mil polyvinyl chloride/2.0 mil polyethylene.
Both available from:
     Tenneco Chemicals 
     Nixon Lane 
     Nixon. NJ 08817
Otolith Embedding
Permount, SP15-500 - Available from Fisher Scientific and others.

Xylene X-5 - Available from Fisher Scientific and others.

Molded plastic otolith trays, 10 x 5, 1/16" circular depressions, jet black color - Available from:
     Sheepscot Machine Works 
     P.O. Box 406 
     Boothbay, ME 04537
Otolith Baking
Toaster oven (any type that will heat to 550F.) or Scientific oven, Dryco 20W 115V, or other
types may also be used. Available from:
     Dryco Products Inc. 
     65-37 Fresh Meadow Lane 
     Fresh Meadow. NY 11365
Bivalve Processing
Raytech 10' slab & trim saw, Model #AL-P105, catalogue #20-023 - Available from:
     Raytech Industries, Inc.
     P.O. Box 6
     Stafford Springs, CT 06075

Diamond blades - For rough cuts: 
     Red Blazer l0x028x038x5/8x1/2     Cat #33-090.
 For fine cuts:
     Red Blazer 4x012x020x1/2 4" diam. Cat #33-061, or 
     Red Blazer 5x012x020x1/2 5" diam. Cat #33-069
Available from:
     Raytech Industries, Inc. 
     P.O. Box 6 
     Stafford Springs, CT 06075

Di-acetate sheets 19x24x0.005" thick for acetate peels - Available from:
     Commercial Plastics and Supply Corp.
     352 McGrath Highway
     Summerville, MA 02143

Epon 815 and DTA hardener - Available from:
     Miller-Stephenson Chemical Co., Inc.
     P.O. Box 950
     Danbury, CT 06810

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) does not approve, recommend, or endorse any proprietary product or proprietary material mentioned in this publication. No reference shall be made to NMFS, or to this publication furnished by NMFS, in any advertising or sales promotion which would indicate or imply that NMFS approves, recommends, or endorses any proprietary product or proprietary material mentioned herein, or which has as its purpose or intent to cause directly or indirectly the advertised product to be used or purchased because of this NMFS publication.

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