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by Merilyn1
20 Feb 2020, 09:36
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: Bovine eyes
Replies: 8
Views: 102

Re: Bovine eyes

I think those of us close to Sydney probably have a few more options. I know our local butchers buy from the local abattoir in Picton, but also get stuff from Cowra and probably others. Helen, have you tried a different butcher? They may be buying from different suppliers.
by Merilyn1
20 Feb 2020, 06:38
Forum: Recipes and Pracs
Topic: Open Day Ideas
Replies: 79
Views: 9850

Re: Open Day Ideas

Yes, a very dedicated person named Deb put this all together. If someone is keen, it could be updated/added to?
by Merilyn1
19 Feb 2020, 12:56
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: Bovine eyes
Replies: 8
Views: 102

Re: Bovine eyes

Oh yuk, never thought about how they got the eyes out...
I bought frozen eyes from Southern Biological a few years ago and yes, frozen and yes, cloudy. Although at $12.50 each from the butcher, it is still a cheaper option.
by Merilyn1
13 Feb 2020, 07:59
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Barium Sulphate
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Barium Sulphate

When in doubt, chuck it out! Well, at least put it aside for your next chemical waste collection. Mark the label with "unknown chemical NOT as labelled" or something similar.
by Merilyn1
07 Feb 2020, 11:17
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: MTA products going downhill fast?
Replies: 14
Views: 552

Re: MTA products going downhill fast?

Haven't had to send anything back to MTA but have done so with other suppliers. There would be requirements under fair trading about refunding money for items that have been misrepresented. MTA used to have some really good items but since taking over Serrata's stock this is bound to happen. Serrata...
by Merilyn1
06 Feb 2020, 11:28
Forum: Biology, Physics...
Topic: Egg Incubator
Replies: 14
Views: 463

Re: Egg Incubator

This teacher isn't a Physics teacher are they ie no idea of biology?? :giggle:
by Merilyn1
06 Feb 2020, 06:48
Forum: Biology, Physics...
Topic: Egg Incubator
Replies: 14
Views: 463

Re: Egg Incubator

I agree - what on earth has that got to do with genetics?? Can't they grow barley seed instead - much more useful!
by Merilyn1
04 Feb 2020, 06:49
Forum: Biology, Physics...
Topic: Egg Incubator
Replies: 14
Views: 463

Re: Egg Incubator

I agree with you Macca - it is something even worse than I ever did at school and I went to an ag high school in the late 70s early 80s and we had to do some pretty bad things! Definitely get in touch with the DET Animals in Schools person - all schools have to abide by these policies and the DET pe...
by Merilyn1
03 Feb 2020, 11:35
Forum: Biology, Physics...
Topic: Egg Incubator
Replies: 14
Views: 463

Re: Egg Incubator

Any school that keeps invertebrate animals needs to comply with Animals in Schools policy. The eggs is an interesting question! Might be best to contact DET. There are contact details on the Animals in Schools website. My gut feel is you probably don't need to as long as the eggs aren't being hatche...
by Merilyn1
03 Feb 2020, 11:29
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Magnets
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: Magnets

I've found the IEC ones are quite good. I've ordered more of these and am waiting on them. Also, one of my teachers wanted a certain type of magnet and found a company, AMF Magnetics that have a huge range, although don't know the quality but suspect they may be better than some of the cheaper "sch...
by Merilyn1
03 Feb 2020, 10:35
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Magnets
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: Magnets

I've found the IEC ones are quite good. I've ordered more of these and am waiting on them. Also, one of my teachers wanted a certain type of magnet and found a company, AMF Magnetics that have a huge range, although don't know the quality but suspect they may be better than some of the cheaper "scho...
by Merilyn1
12 Dec 2019, 13:56
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: Are MTA still in business??
Replies: 8
Views: 1327

Re: Are MTA still in business??

I saw yesterday that MTA have advertised for a sale rep. Based at Brookvale (Sydney) and the pay was $80,000. For that money, I'd want them to answer my emails, return calls etc!
by Merilyn1
12 Dec 2019, 13:54
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Chem storage in lead tray
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Re: Chem storage in lead tray

Should you even have lead at all these days? Especially such a large amount given possible contamination? Not sure on this, just a thought.
by Merilyn1
06 Dec 2019, 11:09
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Those Fires
Replies: 16
Views: 1650

Re: Those Fires

So here I am with another day of college closure. This time due to the fires in Burragorang Valley which are now around Oakdale and Werombi. The RFS recommended the college be closed today - so no one at all on site. At this stage the winds are favourable for us (both work and home) and the forecast...
by Merilyn1
04 Dec 2019, 12:36
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: Are MTA still in business??
Replies: 8
Views: 1327

Re: Are MTA still in business??

Just got a delivery from them last week. I'm wondering if they are just having internet issues.