Paleonet: Quaternary O substitute (for concentrating forams)

Anthony Butcher anthony.butcher at
Mon Dec 3 16:15:17 GMT 2018

Dear all,

Can anyone suggest a safe, readily-available (in the UK) alternative to
Quat-O for the 'soap-float' method of concentrating forams?

Or any other suggestions for concentrating them?  (For an undergrad

(We do have access to SPT for palynology, but I don;t want to use this for
forams as any calcium forms an insoluble salt, so I was suprised that it
was recommended on one site).

Many thanks, and all the best,

Tony Butcher (Uni. Portsmouth, UK)



*Dr Anthony Butcher*
*Course Leader - BSc (Hons)/MGeol Palaeontology*
*Departmental Outreach Coordinator*
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Portsmouth
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