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Tube Labeling Lab Hack – Stop Squinting at Destroyed Labels!

Centrifuge tubes go through a lot of abuse during extractions. Because of all of this handling, your careful labeling can be lost due to rubbing off in a shaker or centrifuge, or from solvent leakage from the top of the tube. Sometimes if you squint, you can tell what was written on the destroyed labels, […]

QuEChERS Weigh Lab Hack

Use a 150 mL beaker to hold your QuEChERS 50 mL centrifuge tubes for weighing samples out.  Put the spout of the beaker towards your weigh hand (I’m a lefty, as you can tell from the photos), and then allow the tube to set in the spout, which will angle the tube perfectly for your spatula […]