RE: [Histonet] Hematoxylin Shortage??

From:"Rittman, Barry R"

I am surprised that with the cost of hematoxylin powder as high as it is
that the USA is not considering growing its own supply of Hematoxylon
campechianum (we do have some areas that would be a suitable climate for
cultivation of the trees). We could also outsource this to Mexico as I
believe that these trees still grow there in the state of Campeche.
After all the Aztecs prepared their own hematoxylin for their purple
robes for quite some time. (I am not suggesting that we use the old
methods of preparation such as soaking the heartwood of the tree in
urine to help the weathering).

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Blazek,
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 9:32 AM
To: Mark Tarango; Emily Sours
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Hematoxylin Shortage??

I'd be interested in knowing which sales reps (companies) are saying
there is going to be a shortage.

Linda Blazek HT (ASCP)
GI Pathology of Dayton
7415 Brandt Pike
Huber Heights, OH 45424
Phone: (937) 293-4424 ext 7118


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 10:12 AM
To: Emily Sours
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Hematoxylin Shortage??

I don't know.  This could be a clever trick from industry to drive the
hematoxylin price sky-high!  No hematoxylin on Wednesdays, everyone
to celestine blue!

or... maybe global warming is killing off the trees... (wait, do we
get it from trees?)

Who knows, but the sales guy has to have something to say when he drops
right?  If there isn't a new merger going on this week, why not a
hematoxylin shortage?

On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 6:25 AM, Emily Sours 

> Why would this happen?
> Is this like that one goat dying at Santa Cruz?
> Emily
> --
> People aren't like chocolates. People are bastards. Bastards with
> bastard coating and bastard filling.
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