RE: Dissolving skeletal muscle from bone
We used to simmer vertebrae in sodium hydroxide for a couple of days. My
museum notebook says that we used N/10 or N/100 depending on the specimen.
Culling recomends N/100 so that would be safer. The process fills the lab
with a rather disconcerting but not unpleasant soupy smell that might leave
you with some explaining to do.
From: Kim Merriam [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 10 December 2002 17:30
Subject: Dissolving skeletal muscle from bone
Does anyone know what solution to use to dissolve skeletal
muscle off of bone, so that the bone remains in tact. This
is not for a histology study, but I thought that someone out
there on the histonet would know how to do this!
Thanks in advance,
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