RE: [Histonet] Re: Finding Lymph Nodes After Fixation

From:Philip Oshel

Me salicylate is great for clearing small vertebrates for Alizarin 
Red-S/Alcian Blue skeletal stains. Even shows the air bladders of 
fish for a few days (before the Me salicylate diffuses across the 
bladder wall).
Doubt it helped their joints any, though.

Wonko the Sane was right.

>Yes Kem, I remember it well. It worked fairly well, but what a load of
>trouble it was. Tissue went rather light mahogany and stiff, but the fat
>was cleared.
>BTW, it's old people who smell of methyl salicylate rather than the
>other way round. It's all the rubs for their painful joints (oil of
>-----Original Message-----
>[] On Behalf Of Kemlo
>Sent: 25 April 2007 07:37
>Subject: RE: [Histonet] Re: Finding Lymph Nodes After Fixation
>Terry will probably remember sticking mesentery in methyl salycylate (is
>that how you spell it?) to reveal lymph nodes but I honestly can't
>remember if it worked at all.
>I know it had a funny smell and smelled of old people.
>Kemlo Rogerson
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