Re: cutting on waterbath
I have used a number eleven scalpel for years to separate sections on the
waterbath. I have using a brush and forceps with success also. I just
personally prefer the scalpel. Pam Marcum
> [Original Message]
> From: anita dudley
> To: ;
> Date: 3/23/2002 9:14:20 PM
> Subject: Re: cutting on waterbath
> trisha, I use a small pair of forceps to seperate the sections. I have
> people use small paint brushes also. hope this helps.
> anita dudley
> providence hosp.
> mobile, alabama
> >From: "P. Emry"
> >To: HistoNet@pathology.swmed.edu
> >Subject: cutting on waterbath
> >Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 14:59:40 -0800 (PST)
> >I have been taught to take the ribbon from the microtome, float it on the
> >water bath and cut out the sections I want with the edges of two slides.
> >The slides I have been getting seem to have edges that stick to the
> >rather than just cutting it and releasing the two sections to float on
> >Since I only trained in one lab, I don't know if there are other ways of
> >doing this or other things to use so I don't have to pull the ribbon off
> >the edge of the slide(s). Is there a way of treating the edges of the
> >slides so they release the ribbon?
> >Thanks for your time.
> >U of Washington, Seattle
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