I had the same problem concerning the Mercuric oxide in the Harris's
haematoxylin and personal safety/waste disposal. I changed my Haematoxylin
to a Gill II and use it for Papanicolaou and H&E staining (both regressive
staining with short differentiation in weak acid alcohol). I am very
satisfied with it. If you would like to make the staining solutions
yourself, I can advise you to look into the Stainfile webpages. This website
has some exellent pages on Haematoxylin, including recipies for home
brewing. You can find the stainfile at : http://stainsfile.info . Success!
Donald Van Hecke
Lab. Ana. Path.
AZ St. Lucas - Brugge
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> Van: Rachel Stoat [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Verzonden: woensdag 19 december 2001 11:31
> Aan: HistoNet@pathology.swmed.edu
> Onderwerp: Haematoxylin
> For health and safety reasons I am looking for a replacement for Harris's
> Haematoxylin (or at least the mecuric oxide in it) which we use on a
> linistain. I would prefer not to buy a ready made solution, and the
> need to be similar to what we are getting now.
> Any suggestions or references would be appreciated!
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