KEY CHAIN GIVEAWAY!!
My life has become focused around my HPLC = High Performance Liquid Chromatography.
the HPLC, in all its glory
It's what I'm using to quantify levels of methyl farnesoate in my male snow crabs. (Read more about it here, here, and here.) I'm using the methods from Borst and Tsukimura, 1991; this means that each sample takes a few minutes to run in order to get peaks that tell me how much methyl farnesoate was in each hemolymph sample (more on that later).
So with all this time on my hands, I've been coming up with different phrases for the acronym HPLC:
Hairy Prawns Love Conditioner
Horace Pilfered Lucy's Cup
So here's where the giveaway enters:
Come up with a great phrase for HPLC and win this adorable crab keychain!!
cute glass bead and wire-woven key chain,
purchased at the Southeast Waffle Company, Juneau
- Comment on this post with your HPLC phrase (let's keep it family-friendly).
- I would say one entry per e-mail, but I don't want to limit any creative juices, so have at it with as many clever phrases as you can come up with!
- Giveaway closes: Sunday March 27th at midnight Alaskan time
- One winner will be chosen by me based on creativity and amount of laughter it brings my day.
- Prize ships: Anywhere! So if Lindsay in Australia and Kat in England and Kasey in Puerto Rico come up with anything, they are eligible!
- (I don't want to strong-arm anyone into becoming a follower, so that won't be a factor. But I would appreciate it if you were a follower nonetheless. Thanks!)
Good luck! You could be this happy in the near future:
Boo, admiring the hand-crafted excellence of your future key chain
Borst, D. W., and B. Tsukimura. 1991. Quantification of methyl farnesoate levels in hemolymph by high-performance liquid chromatography. Journal of Chromatography 545: 71-78.