RE: Picric Acid Fixatives - Self-Test.
"Monson, Frederick C." wrote:
>Purely Rhetorical questions.
>If you were asked to prepare a fixative that contained PICRIC ACID and any
>of the following, what would you do?
> chromic acid
> copper salts
> iron salts
> mercuric salts
> sulfuric acid
> osmic acid
> platinic acid
> silver salts
> nitric acid
> ammonium salts
> metal hydroxides (sodium hydroxide?)
>According to Gray's "Microtomist's Formulary and Guide", such were done by
>many histologists prior to publication in the 1950's.
I have made some of these; good for chromosomes.
Nothing nasty happened.
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