Cichlid Room Companion

TERM: Description of glossary term.


Kontext: Fischkunde

formalin

Formaldehyde (gas) dissolved in water, used as preservative for specimens of fish stored in collections of museums or universities. Prevents decay bacteria from destroying the body of a specimen. For long term storage of specimens ethanol is used

Literatur

Coad, Brian & D.E. McAllister. 2007. "Dictionary of Ichtyology". Brian W. Coad. Retrieved on June 21, 2014, from: http://www.briancoad.com/Dictionary/Complete%20Dictionary.htm (crc06223)

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