RE: [Histonet] Processing and staining sawdust

From:"Woodward, Denise"

Hi Jim,
I believe someone at the Yale School of Forestry was doing histology on
wood. You might want to try giving them a call. Searching at   will get you there I believe.
Good luck,
Denise Long Woodward

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of jstaruk
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 8:43 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Processing and staining sawdust

Hi all,

I searched the archives and found nothing on this topic.  I have sawdust
from several trees.  My mission is to process, stain and examine these
specimens and try to identify the types of wood each came from.  Has
ever performed histology on sawdust?  Can I simply embed the chips in
paraffin and section them or should they be routinely processed?  Is the
traditional H&E the correct stain to use to differentiate the woods?

Any comments and suggestions are welcomed unless you plan on invoicing



      Jim Staruk
Mass Histology Service

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