2 articles published in JoVE
A Multi-hole Cryovial Eliminates Freezing Artifacts when Muscle Tissues are Directly Immersed in Liquid Nitrogen Yizhong Huang1, Maozhang He1, Qingjie Zeng1, Lin Li1, Zhen Zhang1, Junwu Ma1, Yanyu Duan1 1State Key Laboratory for Pig Genetic Improvement and Production Technology, Jiangxi Agricultural University This protocol describes a procedure to freeze muscle tissues by plunging them directly into liquid nitrogen. This protocol also highlights a new cryovial that can avoid the "blanket effect" of nitrogen gas when liquid nitrogen contacts the tissue surface of a specimen.
Modification and Application of a Leaf Blower-vac for Field Sampling of Arthropods Yi Zou1, Mario D. van Telgen1, Junhui Chen2, Haijun Xiao2, Joop de Kraker3, Felix J. J. A. Bianchi4, Wopke van der Werf1 1Centre for Crop Systems Analysis, Wageningen University, 2Institute of Entomology, Jiangxi Agricultural University, 3Department of Science, Open University, 4Farming Systems Ecology, Wageningen University Assessment of arthropod abundance in crops is critical for investigating population dynamics and species interactions. Here we describe the modification and application of a leaf blower-vac for suction sampling of arthropods in rice.