Fwd: Fw: Canada Balsam.
|From:||"Dr. Ian Montgomery" |
xylene although I have used chloroform. Thanks for the offer but I've got
plenty both dissolved in xylene and solid. When I was a boy we started
using DPX and balsam for specials like Golgi Cox and whole mounts. For a
while now I've been using Entellan, great penetration plus clears and
----- Original Message -----
Dr. Ian Montgomery,
From: "Monson, Frederick C." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'Dr. Ian Montgomery'"
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 9:25 PM
Subject: RE: Canada Balsam.
> If I'd only known. I have two, really old 30ml
> (really viscous) bottles of Leitz Canada Balsam. I have one
that I keep
> the event someone wants to mount some fleas (from our cats).
If you would
> like the other two, for a first-class ticket and some salmon fishing
> bring them over, or......, I'll drop them in a box.
> They can't have any solvent left in them, but they're not
> crystallized. Interesting materials, these natural
> What a thing to muse about! What solvent is yours in?!?
> My own preference for mounting has always been Damar. I've
> twice and still have about a liter left. It behaves much like
> but I've never seen it crystallize. Don't know if I've ever
> crystallized either. When I started in the late '50's,
Permount had been
> out a while, I think. My boss told me that he didn't use
> BECAUSE it did crystallize. In any event, if the stuff is
> some here if you want it.
> > ----------
> > From: Dr. Ian Montgomery
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 10:56 AM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Canada Balsam.
> > Sitting this
morning mounting larvae using Canada balsam when I
> > thought, am I alone, or do other labs still use Canada balsam.
> > etc it's still the best, good penetration and the mounts last
> > without loss of colour. It's only interest but do other
> > use this mounting media and for what.
> > Ian.
> > Dr. Ian Montgomery,
> > Microscopy Service Unit,
> > Graham Kerr Building,
> > Institute of Biomedical & Life Sciences,
> > University of Glasgow,
> > Glasgow,
> > G12 8QQ.
> > Tel: 0141 332 8855
> > Office: 4652
> > Lab: 6644.
> > e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Microscopy Service Unit,
Graham Kerr Building,
Institute of Biomedical & Life Sciences,
University of Glasgow,
Tel: 0141 332 8855
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