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maxliboiron "Hi Stevie, We usually deploy for half an hour. Anything less than that and its not much of a representative sample. That's in relatively steady flo..." | Read more » 3 months ago
maxliboiron "Here are two videos with live builds FYI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLVQYbdeC1Q https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=547320069347987 " | Read more » 3 months ago
maxliboiron "Hello! As one of those potential experts, I'd say that we would not get an accurate read on just photos. When we do counts for third parties it is ..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
maxliboiron "I know of studies that show the long-term toxicity of cigarette butts, specifically on snails. But I don't know of any research on remediation. If ..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
maxliboiron "I tend to use bright pink/orange rope because we find a lot of rope fragments in our samples here in fishing-land, most of which is white, green, b..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
maxliboiron "Yes!! This will work for plastic forensics! Especially as the light comes from above rather than below (most plastics are opaque). The resolution a..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
maxliboiron " @warren : The fluorescing plastics you mention are from specially designed lab plastics that floresce, so not related to polymer type or to everyd..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
maxliboiron " Yes-- this is the same process. The issue with washing machines, as Eucastic above points out, is that there is a force to the water that a simple..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
maxliboiron " We tend to reuse bottles rather than source virgin ones, since there are so many in the waste/recycling stream. For kits, I would have people find..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
maxliboiron "Hi Jeff, Yes! You can rig up a hacked BabyLegs to work at the start or end of pipes, from spitting to sinks to dryer vents to sewage outfalls. Real..." | Read more » almost 2 years ago
maxliboiron "Looks about right to me. " | Read more » almost 2 years ago
maxliboiron "In a perfect world, you wouldn't be looking through plexi at your marine plastic because plexi has characteristics of plastic (scratches, reflectio..." | Read more » almost 2 years ago
maxliboiron "Yes-- the issue is the lighting, not the magnification. Most plastics are opaque, and the closer you zoom in, the harder it is to identify plastics..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
maxliboiron "It's actually been tested for that-- it will certainly catch bugs, but anything larger has been able to successfully avoid it (ducks, fish, eels), ..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
maxliboiron "Yes, rivers are ideal places to study microplastics for a couple of reasons. First, you can gain baseline data about the state of the body of water..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
maxliboiron "Thanks Warren! " | Read more » over 6 years ago