Re: Museum specimens
The final preservation fluid which we use in our teaching/pathology museums
is Kaiserling III. This is a glycerine solution containing sodium acetate
but unlike his original recipe, it contains 40% glycerine solution to
produce a refractive index similar to perspex (assuming that is what you use
for your mounting pots!) .
The solution is as follows:
sodium acetate 1416g
glycerine 4 litres
make up to 10 litres with water. Add a little formalin or thymol to prevent
We haven't had any problems with fat leaching and our specimens need re
mounting very rarely.
Sultan Qaboos University,
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