*#@!sticking base molds HELP!

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From:"Kelly Pruitt" <kpruitt@cvm.tamu.edu>
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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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