We’ve started asking for horse hair samples to be sent to us in paper envelopes in preference to ziplock bags.
There are two main reasons for this:
- Firstly, paper doesn’t trap moisture, instead it dries the sample out. This helps prevent bacterial growth which can destroy DNA.
- Secondly, paper is a renewable resource and there are more options for re-using and recycling paper.
Of course we still accept samples in ziplock bags, but for horse owners that have paper envelopes available, we’d love it if they could use the paper envelopes instead!
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