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Fera again achieves excellent score in the 2022 environmental DNA proficiency test

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Fera has participated in each round of the environmental DNA proficiency test scheme since it was introduced in 2017. After participating in the test this year, Fera has scored another perfectly compliant result in 2022 and is described as ‘fully compliant’. All 10 blind samples, which included positive, negative and inhibited results, were correctly identified….

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Our top eDNA sampling tips

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When sampling for great crested newts, don’t step in the pond! You may have brought in eDNA on your wellies! Stepping in the water can also disturb sediment which may release historical great crested newt DNA. Instead if you are struggling to access deeper water areas, rather than stepping in the water attach your 30ml…

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