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by admin last modified 2014-07-08 01:05 PM

New Zealand clients: add 15% GST

Overseas clients: add 85 USD per shipment for biosecurity processing. Please contact us before sending samples from outside New Zealand - we need to first email you a copy of our sample import permit to include with the package

Our pricing is broken down into five broad categories:
  1. Analysis of plant microfossils in archaeological deposits, per sample:

    e.g. middens, soils, stone structures, habitation surfaces, ovens/hearths, tools, potsherds, coprolites, latrines, gut contents, dental calculus

    pollen:
    150 counted, slides scanned and types not recorded in count noted
    phytoliths:
    150 counted, slides scanned and types not recorded in count noted
    starch and other plant material:
    starch grains, calcium oxalate crystals, xylem, fibres - presence/absence noted

    Cost per sample:

    One of the three analyses:
    325 NZD (275 USD)
    Two of the three analyses:
    450 NZD (380 USD)
    All three analyses:
    540 NZD (455 USD)

    For suspected gardening or food preparation areas, all three analyses per sample are recommended because the three types of microfossils have differential preservation, and different species of plants have differential production of these microparts.

    Recommended sample size:
    approx. matchbox-size (can be smaller if necessary)

  2. Pollen analysis of sediment profiles from wetlands to provide progressive vegetational/environmental histories:

    Contact us for a quote – this will depend on the number of samples

    Recommended minimum sample size:
    1-5cc — the larger volume required for less organic samples (e.g. sandy)

  3. Fieldwork:

    Sampling equipment available includes:

    • auger
    • gouger
    • D-section corer
    Contact us for a quote
  4. Forensics:

    For assisting to prove or disprove a link between people and objects with places or with other people, we provide analysis of pollen (and other plant material) on or in:

    • soil - includes sand and clay
    • clothing and other fabrics – any woven materials e.g. clothes, bedding, curtains, wrappings, sacking, bags, baskets; also items made of animal hides e.g. leather, suede, fur clothing
    • footwear
    • twine and rope
    • air filters – vehicles, buildings
    • firearms and tools
    • powders, crystals and other granulated materials - includes illicit drugs e.g. heroin, cocaine
    • cannabis – includes unprocessed material (buds, leaves) and processed material (hash oil, buddha sticks)
    • other plant material – includes unprocessed plant material, and processed food and other material e.g. honey and tobacco
    • human and other animal material - includes hair, fur, feathers, mucus, stomach contents, fecal material
    Contact us for a quote – this will depend on the number and type of samples
  5. Identification of Stachybotrys mould spores in leaky buildings:

    Contact us for a quote


 

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