Week 14-16: Basic principles of Sampling and Preservation

Sampling soil organisms, Invertebrates,

Aquatic animals,


Estimation of population size,

Preservation of dry and wet specimens.

Preservation techniques – Taxidermy -

Rearing techniques, Laboratory and field.


  1. Preservation of representative animals of various phyla
  2. Electrophoretic separation of proteins
  3. Electrophoretic separation of DNA

Source: 1.

Slings by, D., Cock, C.1986. Practical Ecology. McMillan Education Ltd. London.