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Catfish Otolith Preparation. Dave Buckmeier, Texas Parks and Wildlife SDAFS Catfish Technical Committee 2014 Catfish Age Workshop. Remove and Dry. From the top. Remove and Dry. From the bottom. Otolith Preparation. Small otoliths (Buckmeier et al. 2002) Burn Mount to a slide - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Validity of Otoliths and Pectoral Spines for Estimating Ages of Channel Catfish

Catfish Otolith PreparationDave Buckmeier, Texas Parks and WildlifeSDAFS Catfish Technical Committee2014 Catfish Age Workshop

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Remove and Dry

From the top2 Remove and DryFrom the bottom

3Otolith PreparationSmall otoliths (Buckmeier et al. 2002)Burn Mount to a slide Sand to nucleusLarge otolithsGrind with dremelPolish with sandpaperBurn4

Small Otoliths Burn

5Mount to a Slide

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Sand to Nucleus

7Large Otoliths Grind with Dremel

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Polish and Burn

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Immerse in Water

10View Illuminate with Fiber Optic

11Storage

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