Drying Specimens

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

It is sometimes possible to get hold of commercial dryers, but they are unnecessary. For the normal student, I advise bodging your own set-up. What I have done is fix a fine wire mesh about 5cm above a radiator. This is an excellent arrangement, as it gives low, consistent heat and a good flow of air, the two essentials for quick, effective drying. I have also tried drying in an oven on low with the door open, but I find it difficult to control the temperature.

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