RE: *#@!sticking base molds HELP!

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From:Emma Carter <>
To:"'Kelly Pruitt'" <>, "'histonet'" <>


	I believe Shandon sell a product called para-fix (or something like
that) which contains failry nasty stuff, including methanol as far as i

	It is great though....spray it onto your base molds, and then aftr a
few minutes, you are ready to go....the blocks pop out like toast in a

	Hope this helps. sorry it is so vague, but i am soooooo tired!
	If you need any more info, let me know,

	emma carter

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Kelly Pruitt 
> Sent:	Wednesday, April 26, 2000 3:32 PM
> To:
> Subject:	*#@!sticking base molds  HELP!
> Hi Histoland!  I need help. 
> What can I do to keep my base molds from sticking to my blocks?  We clean
> them in xylene and then soap and water.  We air dry them.  We treat/spray
> them while they are clean with Histo Prep after they have air dried.  I
> give them a good coating when I use the Histo Prep.  The larger molds are
> usually good for one use.  On the biopsy molds, they stick every time.  It
> doesn't matter what I do.  
> We have bought some of the plastic disposable molds, but they slow
> embedding down for me.  
> Does anyone have a clue what the problem is?  Does anyone know what I can
> do?  Please help!
> Kelly S. Pruitt, HT (ASCP)
> Texas A&M University
> College of Veterinary Medicine
> Dept. of Veterinary Anatomy & Public Health
> Histology Laboratory
> College Station, Texas 77868-4458
> phone: 409-845-3177
> fax: 409-847-8981

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