Sampling

Can I sample sediments?
Yes, and in fact some research has suggested that eDNA can persist longer in sediments than in water. However, sampling sediments should be avoided if tryin...
Wed, 23 Sep, 2020 at 2:17 PM
Can I sample a set amount of water instead of filtering until the filter is clogged?
We recommend continuing until the filter is clogged and recording the volume that was filtered.  This gives us a better chance of detecting species that may...
Wed, 23 Sep, 2020 at 2:18 PM
Can I use an electric pump to filter my water samples?
We would prefer that you use our filter and syringes to filter water samples. If you really want to use different methods, please contact us to discuss it.
Thu, 24 Sep, 2020 at 4:48 PM
How many field replicates are necessary?
Generally, we recommend that you take your project budget and divide by the cost of samples to get your replicate number. It entirely depends on the system,...
Wed, 23 Sep, 2020 at 2:17 PM
Does it matter where I collect the sample (e.g. the surface of the water, several feet below the surface, near the bottom)?
We recommend that you collect the water sample at the surface due to ease of access.
Wed, 23 Sep, 2020 at 1:22 PM
Other protocols filter liters of water. How does the syringe method you use compare?
When you filter liters upon liters of water, it leaves you with a massive filter and you can't possibly process the whole thing. Instead, you end up cu...
Wed, 16 Dec, 2020 at 9:11 AM