RE: Carnoy's fixative II

From:Gayle Callis



The Carnoys I works as effectively as the Carnoys II.  Taking
toxic/carcinogenic choloroform out does not affect fixation, since it is
not a fixative anyway.  It is there to remove lipids from fatty tissues,
and for safety's sake, we prefer Carnoys I, and have had equivalent,
excellent results. 

  At 08:26 AM 8/7/02 +0930, you wrote:
>According to Lillie, Histologic Technic and Practical Histochemistry, 3rd
>edition 1965. Carnoy II is the alcohol, chloroform, acetic acid mixture that
>is generally referred to as Carnoy's fluid. Carnoy I is an alcohol, acetic
>acid mixture minus the chloroform.

Gayle Callis
Research Histopathology Supervisor
Veterinary Molecular Biology - Marsh Lab
Montana State University - Bozeman
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Bozeman MT 59717-3610

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