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using straws as pipettes?
heer7
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 06:03 AM UTC
I read somewhere that this could be done and since have tried but failed rather miserably Could someone direct me as to how this very simple er.. physics can if fact work ?

with (embarassed) thanks

heer7
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 06:07 AM UTC
I've seen those disposable pipettes at shows at 5 for 1. Three years ago I bought a box from Scientific& Chemical. If I remeber rightly it cost me about 12. There was 1000 in the box. They'll see me out. PM me if you want the contact address.

Vinnie
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 06:15 AM UTC
LOL..I work in a Forensic Laboratory..I wonder where I get mine SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Cheers,
Bryan
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 06:33 AM UTC
I've been using plastic drinking straws as pippettes for years, mostly for transferring thinners to make washes etc.
Just dip the straw into the liquid to be transferred and press the fleshy part of a fingertip over the uppermost end. If air can't get in from the top, then the liquid won't fall out of the bottom.
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 01:14 PM UTC
i remember stealing some from the science department after a lab dont punish me plz! lol, i jsut cant find any!

but wityh some desperation you could sure use a straw, but it would be harder

Frank
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 03:29 PM UTC
I use both.. depending on the Amount of Paint to be mixed...... I tend to use the Hollow Coffee stirrs or straws... as the're Free.....LOL
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