Re: Slide adhesives

From:Helen Wimer <Wimer.Helen@NMNH.SI.EDU>

>>> Geoff McAuliffe <mcauliff@UMDNJ.EDU> 01/31/01 17:34 PM >>>
Darren Robinson wrote:

> Does anybody out there have an idea as to how I can get large
> methylmethacrylate sections (3"x3") to stick onto glass slides.  I am
> cutting some really nice large sections, getting them onto the slides, then
> losing them when I either try and dissolve the resin in xylene or stain
> them with heamalum.  I've tried APES, and sta-on, and am running out of
> ideas fast.
> Many thanks,
> Darren
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> Darren Robinson
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> CIIT Centers for Health Research
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> Research Triangle Park
> North Carolina
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    Hot melt glue. Yes, I am serious. Years ago there was a short paper in
"Stain Technology" (now known as Biotechnique and Histochemistry) about using
hot melt glue at the corners of large plastic sections to hold them down. I
think they were sectioning lumbar vertebrae or some other big thing. If I can
find the exact reference I will pass it on to you.
    So go to Home Depot and get a hot melt glue gun and some glue sticks.

Geoff McAuliffe, Ph.D.
Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854
voice: (732)-235-4583; fax: -4029

I am curious ...did the hot melt glue leave a backround stain on the slide?  Thanks.  Helen

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