In Dr.Hull lab we get the chance to wash-bottle foraminifera. I would explain the
Basic procedures of washing-bottle Forams!
step1: Put on Lab Coat, Safety glasses and gloves.
step 2 : Make sure you grab a 38mm sieve thats clean!
step 3: grab the beaker which the sample is in.
step4: record on your data sheet the basic information ( Date,Beaker # ,How long sample has be soaking for,type of wash " wash 1" "wash 2 etc" Your initials and time took you to clean it,) also on the filter paper write beaker # , type of wash.
step 5: Place sample into the sieve.
step 6: Wash Until water from sieve comes out clear with distilled water.
step 7: Grab the same beaker , put a funnel in it also with the filter paper inside the funnel.
step8 : Dump the clear sample into the funnel with the filter paper and let it dry!
step 9: Take the filter paper out of the funnel carefully and place filter paper back into the beaker.
step 10: Put the sample in the oven, and do the same steps for all samples.
weighting - bottling foraminifera
step1: Grab dry samples from the oven , small tubes, 2 seperated boats to weight the forams in the balance, brush, and the data sheet to look for the labels to go on the tubes.
step2: Dump the dry samples into the boats from the filter paper that was use to to place the forams.
step3: Put the boat into the balance and record its weight into the data sheet.
step4: From the 2 boats place the tube in one boat and dump the forams into the tube very carefully.
step5 : The put the labels around the tubes.