K.O.I. ALL-HANDS-ON Wet Lab at the PNKCA Convention 2018

IF you've attended the lab, click here to access the LAB ONLY page!




Convention in Portland, OR – June 1-3, 2018

Syd Mitchell was there from England!


The feedback is in!  It really was the BEST LAB EVER!


If you missed out, you can do an on-line version of the lab by purchasing course  #220  - K.O.I. Lab


Here's a pic of pre-lab setup.

Itinerary:  9-5  Everyone MUST keep to the time schedule!

There will be 10 minute nature breaks between sessions 1 and 2 and sessions 3 and 4.

9am start
9 – 9:15 – Intro by Spike.   
9:15 – 10:45 – Session 1
10:55 – 12:25 – Session 2
12:25 – 1:30 – LUNCH  (CLICK HERE to get a list of nearby places where you can walk and get a quick lunch, or you can eat at the hotel!)
1:30 – 3:00 – Session 3
3:10 – 4:40 – Session 4
4:40 – Wrap up and Questions
4:45 – Hand out questionnaires (will take approx. 15 minutes) – when questionnaires are returned, there are SWAG BAG and door prizes, and participants may pick up their Koi.


ALL Hands-ON Break-Out Sessions:
1. Water quality and testing
     a. Making dilutions
     b. Testing the test kits
     c. Comparing various brands of drop-type kits plus evaluating accuracy of various test strips
     d. Using a digital scale
2. Water quality case studies
     a. Unknowns Testing & Discussion
     b. KH verification Testing & Discussion
3. Anesthesia
     a. Fish handling
     b. Anesthesia, comparing various anesthetics
     c. Mock injections
     d. Gill and Fin snips
     e. Mock ulcer treating and Sealing
4. Microscope work
     a. Scraping a goldfish
     b. Preparing the slide
     c. Adjusting the scope
     d. Scanning the slide
     e. Identifying ALL  parasites
     f. Gill snip
     g. Fin snip


Meet K.O.I. Staff in-person
     - Spike Cover
     - Karen Pattist
     - Monte McQuade
     - Mary Nielsen





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