EARTHWORMS AND ALUMINUM
WORMS OF STEEL
What Not To Do
ABOVE - A Po-Tash Team member solves a common field-working problem
Through the course of our experiments, we discovered that many of our mistakes could have been easily avoided. Out of the pure, goodness of our souls, we have created a page to guide you through the motion of our procedure safely and without physical or emotional harm.
ABOVE: This could be you! Follow our simple checklist to avoid fates like over-work, poison ivy, and befuddlement.
~*~WHAT NOT TO DO~*~
Always make sure your tools are cleaned thoroughly between each use. This avoids the contamination of your samples and the nasty business of repeating the entire process.
NEVER go outside without wearing bug spray and/or sun screen so as to avoid much physical pain and unfortunate and unsightly rashes/marks/blemishes/scars/bumps.
Another thing to watch out for is poison ivy. Be sure you can recognize poisonous plants, and be sure you can avoid them to avoid unpleasant outcomes. (See above result.) A good way to combat these plants are with long sleeves and pants, gloves and scads of caution. You'll thank us later.
Always wear CLEAN goggles and gloves when in the process of chemical testing. These chemicals are TOXIC.
Make sure you're prepared for any and all setbacks. Don't leave anything until the last minute and don't count on anything. Be ready to do as many trials as necessary.
Don't sit on the ground. It's muddy, it's wet, it's dirty. When at all possible, one likes to avoid such accommodations. Luckily, we've found a solution to this dirty dilemma. It's simple. Sit in a trash bag. You may feel stupid, but you will feel clean.
Don't spaz out, but make sure you keep on top of things. It's not meant to be torture, people. It's just some friendly research. :)
ABOVE: This, too, could be you! Relaxing in the glow of a problem solved and a job well done. :)