tissue-tek II staining racks -Reply

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From:Carol McCollough <cmccollough@dnr.state.md.us> (by way of histonet)
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>>> Cathy Mayton <Cathy@wasatchhisto.com> 02/23/99 10:11pm >>>
I agree that the new staining racks are not near as good as the old green
ones with the metal handle.  Maybe Sakura could go back to producing
the older style as well giving us a choice in staining racks.
Cathy A. Mayton
Wasatch Histo Consultants, Inc.

I agree wholeheartedly!!  I love the old green 25-slide racks, and have
broken off the metal handles of some so that they can be completely
enclosed in staining buckets.  I find the currently available 24-slide racks
annoying to use for hand staining and coverslipping, which is the only
way we do it.  They are also extemely inconvenient for running our
standard 50-slide samples; it requires 3 racks instead of 2 (yes, I know
they can be loaded back-to-back, but after you have wiped a few
tissues off after doing a special stain you will never load one that way
again).  It would be great if Sakura or another manufacturer would
supply the green racks again; maybe replacing the metal handle with stiff

Regards -
Carol B.  McCollough, HT (ASCP)
Diagnostics & Histology Laboratory Manager
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Fisheries Service
Cooperative Oxford Laboratory
904 S.  Morris Street
Oxford, MD 21654

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