Predator DNA Gut Content Protocol

Protocol for Obtaining Samples for
Calanus and Pseudocalanus DNA Probing of Predator Gut Contents

Please obtain one plankton sample in ethanol and one plankton sample in buffered formalin for five (5) sites. The samples do not need to be quantitative. They should be collected in an area where Calanus and Pseudocalanus are present. It doesn't matter from wheat depth the samples are collected, so long as there are Calanus and/or Pseudocalanus present. If possible, the formaline samples should be transferred to alcohol after three (3) days. If not, they can be left in the formalin.

For additional questions contact:

Annette Frese
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Contributed: February 10, 1999 - Annette Frese