Re: ANTS....Help!!

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From:"Histomail\\" <>
To:"Bruce Abaloz" <>
Date:Mon, 28 Jun 1999 18:55:54 +1000
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Dear Bruce,
try collecting ants into 10% Formal Saline with 5% Trichloracetic acid and
allowing to fix for for 24-48 hrs , then try processing and sectioning.
Works well with whole nails, so why not ants?
Regards Mike Rentsch . Traralgon. Vic.
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From: Bruce Abaloz <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, 28 June 1999 9:27
Subject: ANTS....Help!!

>Dear All.....I have a student who would like x-sections & serial sections
of a species of ant which I have tried to soften the chitinous
exterior/exoskeleton with Bouin's & Perenyi's both under vaccuum for o'nite
periods to no avail...the little suckers are as rock hard as prior to
treatment! Can someone PLEASE offer advice/a solution that will do the
"trick"!? I thankyou in advance for any advice & await your reply/ies.
Cheers, Bruce in Oz.
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