The Mini-FLOTAC apparatus is a cylindrical-shaped devise made of polycarbonate amorphous thermoplastic. This material has been chosen because of excellent light transmission, high heat resistance, robustness, high-dimensional stability and good electrical insulation properties.
The Mini-FLOTAC apparatus comprises two physical components, namely the base, the reading disc and two accessories, the key and the microscope adaptor that are very useful during assembly of apparatus and examination under a microscope. There are two 1-ml flotation chambers, which are designed for optimal examination of faecal sample suspensions in each flotation chamber (total volume = 2 ml).
The Mini-FLOTAC permits a maximum magnification of 400×, which is necessary for detection of intestinal protozoa and for the recognition of the details for the identification of lungworms.
It is recommended that Mini-FLOTAC be used in combination with Fill-FLOTAC.
Preliminary results showed that Mini-FLOTAC are promising techniques for detecting and counting helminth eggs in animals, and can be used for FEC in place of the FLOTAC techniques in laboratories where the centrifugation step cannot be performed.
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SKU FLO10001 Tax Class 21% Brand FLOTAC