This page give information on technical equipment, with links to manuals. This page is in progress — send me any manuals or links to manuals that would be useful to add here. The advantage to you is that they won’t go astray!

Equipment in the Biodiversity Building

Autoclave: There are two autoclaves located on the lower level in Biodiversity room 053. Instructions are posted. If you have questions, please contact: Anastasia Kuzmin (

Fumehoods: Alarms will go off if the sash is raised for a long period of time
above the arrow; the alarm should turn off momentarily if you lower the sash. If the alarm goes off while in normal use (sash below the arrow), call Plant Ops Trouble Calls at 2-2173.

Ice makers: There is one ice maker on the Lower floor in Biodiversity room 054 and one on the third floor in room 329.

Lab equipment: Researchers in the Biodiversity Building have produced a list of equipment in their labs that other researchers in the building may use. The list is here (you will need a ZCU account to access the page). I’m not sure how up-to-date the list is.



  • Nikon D300 camera with mounted flash unit
    • Recommended camera settings:
    • Focal Length: 60mm
    • Exposure mode: Shutter Priority
    • Metering mode: Multi-pattern 1/2.5 sec – F/22
    • Exposure Comp: OEV
    • Sensitivity: ISO 200
    • WB: Auto
    • AF Mode: Manual
    • Flash Sync Mode: Front Curtain
    • Auto Flash Mode: Commander
    • Long Exp: Off
    • High ISO NR: Off
    • Full manual (15 MB)
  • Nikon D1H camera
  • Coolpix 5400 camera (attached to Nikon SMZ-800.

RFID Tagging transceiver systems

Diving Gear

  • SNUBA gear


Light timers