Re: Dissolving skeletal muscle from bone
Gerald Durrell, amateur naturalist and author described how he would leave
small animal carcasses on friendly ant's nests to be cleaned, a practice
still used by hunters wishing to clean antelope antlers here in South
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>From: Alex Knisely
>To: Kim Merriam , HistoNet Server
>Subject: Re: Dissolving skeletal muscle from bone
>Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 18:00:48 +0000
>Museum curators use dermestid beetles, which do a clean job.
>for one relatively inexpensive source.
>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
>Institute of Liver Studies
>King's College Hospital
>London SE5 9RS UK
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