Journal of Paleolimnology

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 87–90

A procedure for preparing large sets of diatom slides from sediment cores

  • Ingemar Renberg

DOI: 10.1007/BF00208301

Cite this article as:
Renberg, I. J Paleolimnol (1990) 4: 87. doi:10.1007/BF00208301


A procedure is described for making diatom microscopy slides from large numbers of sediment samples, simultaneously. The method uses small sediment samples, small test tubes, small amounts of hydrogen peroxide, no decantings, no centrifuging, and it requires no washing-up of glassware. It is, therefore, fast, cheap, gentle to the diatoms and needs little fume cupboard space.

Key words

diatomsslide preparationlight microscopylake sediments

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingemar Renberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ecological BotanyUniversity of UmeåUmeåSweden