RE: Dissolving skeletal muscle from bone

From:Andrew Shand

Beetles are the most fun but they take a while and need management.  Great
conversation stopper when asked "So what do you do?"

Andy Shand

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Knisely []
Sent: 10 December 2002 18:01
To: Kim Merriam; HistoNet Server
Subject: Re: Dissolving skeletal muscle from bone

Museum curators use dermestid beetles, which do a clean job.  


for one relatively inexpensive source.

Alex K

12:30 10/12/02 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>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,
>Kim Merriam
>Cambridge, MA
>Attachment Converted: "c:\eudora\attach\kmerriam19.vcf"
Alex Knisely, MD
Consultant Histopathologist
Institute of Liver Studies
King's College Hospital
Denmark Hill
London  SE5 9RS  UK
+44 (0)20 - 7346 - 3125 telefax
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