Thanks to everyone that wrote suggesting that Tritech carry platinum
wire for worm picks, expressing an interest in getting it from us, as
well as those who had technical tips as to which wire is best!
What we settled on is wire that is 90% platinum + 10% iridium. This
alloy is even more corrosion resistant and durable than pure platinum,
while being slightly more malleable to form picks than a more common
90:20 alloy. We got wire that is .010" = .254mm = 30 gauge in diameter.
This wire works really well for worm picks and for gel box electrodes as
We cut it up into 3 foot (0.9 meter) lengths and the price is discounted
to $100 PO or cash and is $110 for credit cards. If you order anything
else at the same time, there will be no shipping charge for the Pt.
Here is the item# and description. It's not on our website yet....
90% platinum 10% iridium wire
3 feet x 0.010 inches diameter
Thanks so much for keeping us at Tritech Research as part of the C.
elegans family. Happy 2006,
Andrew Papp, Ph.D., President
Tritech Research, Inc.
2961 Veteran Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064
ap at TritechResearch.comhttp://www.TritechResearch.com/