Not signed in (Sign In)

Welcome, Guest

You have reached the Lom Lab Protocols Resource, where lab protocols are stored, annotated, and discussed.

Please note that you must apply for an account and/or sign in before you can post a new protocol or comment on an existing one. You do not need to sign in to browse the protocols, however.

If you are interested in posting a new protocol, please be sure to read the Before You Post notice to ensure that our protocols remain standard. Thank you, and enjoy your visit!

Lom Lab Home

Vanilla 1.1.2 is a product of Lussumo. More Information: Documentation, Community Support.

    • CommentAuthorjuruble
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2007 edited

    Welcome to the Lom Lab Protocols Resource! 

    Before beginning a discussion to add a protocol, please search to ensure that your protocol has not already been posted. If it has, please post your revisions as comments to the original protocol, not as a new discussion. This ensures that we will have all revisions documented. The site administrator will periodically update the original protocol to reflect all of the revisions the commenters suggest; however, because the protocols will not be continuously updated, please read through the comments when using a protocol to gather the most current methodology.

    If you do post a new protocol, please use the standard font and (except for recipes) copy and paste the following header, changing the information accordingly:

    This protocol explains how to: inject hCG into adult female frogs.

    Protocol revised: 3/19/2007

    Protocol written by: Julie Ruble

    Please do not copy protocols from Microsoft Word and paste them into a discussion because the formatting can disrupt our forum. Instead, copy and paste from Microsoft Word to Notepad or TextEdit (to make it plain text) and then copy and paste into the forum and make formatting changes.  Please see the comments below for instructions on adding video segments and images to your protocols.

    Please email Dr. Barbara Lom with any questions regarding the use of this website. You may also post any questions as a response to this post.

    Thank you!


    NOTE: The creation of this website was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation

    • CommentAuthorjuruble
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008 edited



    1. Upload short (~40 sec) video to (if you do not have a YouTube account, please email for the lab account information).  Make sure to turn OFF ratings, comments, etc.  Please include only minimal descriptions and titles for your video (e.g. "Technique" is an appropriate title).
    2. On the procotol you are posting, click the "Source" button.  This will reveal the html code of your protocol.  Paste the "embed" code provided by into an appropriate space in your html code.
    3. Click "Save Changes."
    • CommentAuthorjuruble
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008 edited


    1. Upload the images to (if you do not have a Photobucket account, please email for the lab account information.  Please do not use other image hosting services because some of them delete images after a certain period of time).  Now your image has a "URL" or web address.
    2. When writing your protocol, place your cursor at the location you want your picture to appear within the protocol.  Click the Insert/Edit Image button and paste in the URL of the image you just uploaded.  Enter the dimensions of the image and put a "1" in the "Border" box to create a 1-pixel border around your image.  Click "OK."
    • CommentAuthoraldeal
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2010 edited


    If the "Insert/Edit Image" button is not present at the top of the text box, make sure you are using Firefox as your browser.

    If options/buttons are still not present in the top of the text box in Firefox, click the "Account" tab at the top of the page, and select the "Forum Preferences" link at the left of the page.

    Once in the forum preferences, make sure the box in the "Visual Editing Perference" section is checked. If it is not checked, check it.

    Next time you attempt to create a protocol or annotation, you should have many text box options at the top of your text box. (The "Insert/Edit Image" button should be the second to last button on the second row of buttons.

    • CommentAuthoraadeal
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2010

    Note that the format of your protocol will be reduced into one continous paragraph in the new editing window after changing your preferences.


    To edit a protocol after enabling the "Visual Editing Preference", copy your protocol before selecting "edit" and paste into the edit box. On some web browsers you may have to paste into a pop-up box due to security settings.

    • CommentAuthorpabates
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2010

    A similar problem arises as the one mentioned by Alex above. When trying to enter videos, make sure that you are using Firefox as your browser and that the "Forum Preferences" link is checked on your protocol account in order to see the "Source" button (first button on the toolbar).

    After uploading a video to copy the "embed" code from "Sharing Options" on the youtube page. On your protocol press the "Source" button and then paste the "embed" code into html code of the protocol where you would like you're video to appear.