To compliment studies of functional morphology, a limited amount of equipment is
available for studying the material properties of tissues, including a portable materials testing
device (Darvell Tester) and hardness tester.
Major Equipment: up to five that include pictures
Name: Buehler Micromet 5103 Vickers microhardness Tester
Description: Standard Vickers hardness testing device with digital readout and a screw-driven
Picture: same as above
Name: Darvell Tester
Description: This is a collection of tools for testing the material properties of biological materials
that was developed by Brian Darvell, and is small enough to pack along with all of its
accessories into a suitcase.
Other Equipment: without pictures