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DNA Sampling Instructions

These instructional videos provide guidelines for field sample collection for DNA analysis. The information contained in these videos is only a guideline. Pilot studies on storage and extraction of DNA are recommended before anyone initiates the collection of samples for genetic based projects.

Full Version: It indicates how dry and fresh samples should be collected. It also gives details on collection of scats and swabs from carcasses.

Solid samples: Guidelines for the collection of hairs, feathers, eggshells, processed products and fresh tissue.

Carcasses: Guidelines for collection of swabs from carcasses in predator identification cases.

Scats: This segment concentrates on the different methods of preserving and collecting DNA from scats.

Scats: Collecting scat samples in the field