Garnet Sharp Particles

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Garnet sharp particles are sold in one pound bottles.  Average size +/- 20%

Cat. No.  11079103gar     0.3mm diameter
Cat. No.  11079110gar     1.0mm diameter
Cat. No.  11079120gar     2.0mm diameter

Like Silicon Carbide sharp particles, these abrasive particles have sharp cutting edges that may accelerate lysis of plant and tough animal tissue in a Mini-Beadbeater vial.

Unlike Silicon Carbide particles, Garnet particles fracture into smaller size particles during the beadbeating process. This can be an advantage if you want to simultaniously lyse a sample of tissue containing microbial cells. Similiarly, large 1 or 2 mm dia particles help disperse feces samples and, at the same time lyse microorganisms in the sample.  Garnet particles should not be used to disrupt tissue if the goal is to recover viable microbial cells or intact intracellular organelles.

NOTE: Garnet Particles should not be used with the BeadBeater 1107900.

We also offer PRELOADED particles in 2ml screw cap vials.  There are too many possible combinations of bead size, bead composition and bead load to consider stocking all prefilled vials, so we do this on a custom basis.  Let us know what you need at info@biospec.com and we will give you a price quote.