maxliboiron 7 research notes and 21 wiki edits | Joined almost 6 years ago






BabyLegs in the classroom

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How to use BabyLegs

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Building BabyLegs (surface water trawl)

by maxliboiron about 1 year ago | 3 | 475 views | 3


Underwater Plume Sampling Methods

by maxliboiron over 5 years ago | 4 | 248 views | 0


DIY microscope resources

by liz almost 3 years ago | 1 | 287 views | 2

above: the foldscope docs Here's a fantastic resource catalog from super contributor @maxlib...

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Mycoremediation of cigarettes butts

audreyspeyer asked about 1 day ago

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How do I identify the base polymers in an unknown plastic for recycling?

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Can i make a microplastic filter by just putting a nylon over the drain of my washing machine?

hikinghack asked about 2 months ago

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What are some standard bottles we could use to build BabyLegs?

warren asked about 4 months ago

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Can the Community Microscope analyze ocean microplastics?

jiteovien asked about 11 months ago

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Can plastic trawls be used in rivers?

warren asked about about 1 year ago

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Could the Raspberry Pi Microscope be used for looking at microplastics found in ocean water?

stevie asked about over 1 year ago

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"I know of studies that show the long-term toxicity of cigarette butts, specifically on snails. But I don't know of any research on remediation. If ..." | Read more » 1 day ago
"I tend to use bright pink/orange rope because we find a lot of rope fragments in our samples here in fishing-land, most of which is white, green, b..." | Read more » 3 days ago
"Yes!! This will work for plastic forensics! Especially as the light comes from above rather than below (most plastics are opaque). The resolution a..." | Read more » about 2 months ago
" @warren : The fluorescing plastics you mention are from specially designed lab plastics that floresce, so not related to polymer type or to everyd..." | Read more » about 2 months ago
" Yes-- this is the same process. The issue with washing machines, as Eucastic above points out, is that there is a force to the water that a simple..." | Read more » about 2 months ago
" We tend to reuse bottles rather than source virgin ones, since there are so many in the waste/recycling stream. For kits, I would have people find..." | Read more » 2 months ago
"Hi Jeff, Yes! You can rig up a hacked BabyLegs to work at the start or end of pipes, from spitting to sinks to dryer vents to sewage outfalls. Real..." | Read more » 9 months ago
"Looks about right to me. " | Read more » 11 months ago
"In a perfect world, you wouldn't be looking through plexi at your marine plastic because plexi has characteristics of plastic (scratches, reflectio..." | Read more » 11 months ago
"Yes-- the issue is the lighting, not the magnification. Most plastics are opaque, and the closer you zoom in, the harder it is to identify plastics..." | Read more » 12 months ago
"It's actually been tested for that-- it will certainly catch bugs, but anything larger has been able to successfully avoid it (ducks, fish, eels), ..." | Read more » 12 months ago
"Yes, rivers are ideal places to study microplastics for a couple of reasons. First, you can gain baseline data about the state of the body of water..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
"Thanks Warren! " | Read more » over 5 years ago

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