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In addition to cementum age analysis, Matson’s lab offers the following services.  Please inquire with the lab for pricing and scheduling.

Matson's Lab raccoon section with tetracycline biomarker present
Raccoon PM1 with strong tetracycline fluorescence detected under U/V light source.

Tetracycline Biomarker Screening

Involves the following:

Matson's Lab ovary section with corpus luteum present
Marten ovary with two corpora lutea (CL) visible.

Ovary Analysis

Involves the following:

Spadefoot toad toe cross section, with 4-5 growth layers apparent under magnification.

Skeletochronology

Involves the following:

NOTE: Skeletochronology services currently only include histological preparation. We will return the prepared slides to you for analysis.

Skeletochronology is most typically used for toad and salamander toes. This process may be performed on other species/bones – please inquire with the lab for your specific needs.

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