My supervisor told me and one of the grad student about tracing nerves
with India Ink. We have had no luck finding any references where people
have used this technique and was wondering if anyone has any experience
The reason we need this is to try and trace the vagus nerves in fixed
reptiles to try to find some of the finer terminal branches of the
vagus. We can see a large ganglion so we are inject dyes into the
ganglion to allow it to travel down the nerve. The idea for using India
Ink was so we can see the nerves go black without any further
processing. We want to see if we can see where the nerves terminate
before removing the section of blood vessels where the terminates are so
we can dissect out the appropriate section for further processing.
Our supervisor said he's seen it done with India Ink, but we will
entertain any ideas.
Appreciate any help you can give us.
Angelina Y. Fong, Ph.D.
Department of Zoology
Biological Sciences Building
6270 University Boulevard
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
Ph: (604) 822-5990
Fax: (604) 822-2416
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