Re: *#@!sticking base molds HELP!

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From:"Mequita Praet" <>
To:"Kelly Pruitt" <>, <>
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I would try a different paraffin. I have tried some that cut really well
but are extremely difficult to get out of the molds.
Mequita Praet

From: Kelly Pruitt <>
Subject: *#@!sticking base molds  HELP!
Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2000 10:32 AM

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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