RE: currettings, nylon bags, tissue papers

In defence of bags may I say that everyone who embeds in my lab, including
me, loves the bags.  Mind you neuropathology is a peculiar place at any

Andy Shand

-----Original Message-----
From: Walzer Susan []
Sent: 24 July 2002 14:23
To: 'Gayle Callis';
Subject: RE: currettings, nylon bags, tissue papers

When I am embedding I do not have time to mess with bags. Opening a paper
and scrapping it is much faster. Also the mesh cassettes are more work than
they are worth. It is great to try new things but let the person who has to
use them (the early morning guys!) decide. Susan L Walzer HT(ASCP)

Susan L. Walzer

-----Original Message-----
From: Gayle Callis []
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 12:25 PM
Subject: currettings, nylon bags, tissue papers

Endometrial currettings in nylon bags from Shandon (they have 3 or 4
sizes), other companies have these too. We have used stiff, smooth lens
paper (but make sure it is not going to shred as some papers are sturdier
than others).  A fine mesh bag could be made from recycled ladies knee high
sheer nylon dress socks, pantyhose was suggested some years ago for large
bone slabs and did work - so everyone can laugh now! Or go to a fabric
store and buy some fine nylon mesh fabric, make own bags??

What about the mesh cassettes available these days, how do people like
them? There is one with an mesh insert that folds over to hold currettings,
looked like a nice design for this purpose. 

Gayle Callis
Research Histopathology Supervisor
Veterinary Molecular Biology - Marsh Lab
Montana State University - Bozeman
19th and Lincoln St
Bozeman MT 59717-3610

406 994-6367 (lab with voice mail)
406 994-4303 (FAX)


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