nothing like home made, that includes pies, cakes, lasagna. Sorry, went off
on a tangent.
----- Original Message -----
To: "'Akemi Allison-Tacha'" ; "'Gayle Callis'"
; "'Emily Sours'" ;
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2008 2:54 AM
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Hematoxylin Shortage??
> We used to have 5 litre flasks of haematoxylin ripening in the window for
> months; if you got taken short you had to artificially ripen using an
> oxidising agent. If you had enough stock then the sun did the work.
> I always thought "organic" haematoxylin stained better that the factory
> stuff but I do think it overoxidised at a slower rate and gave 'cleaner;
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Akemi
> Sent: 29 March 2008 19:55
> To: Gayle Callis; Emily Sours; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [Histonet] Hematoxylin Shortage??
> Hi All,
> Yes, Gayle's memory is still going strong! I remember
> the boat rumor around 1976. And yes, I too was making
> Harris hematoxylin with mercuric oxide "red". We
> would let it ripen in the dark for a few weeks before
> using it. What a wonderful sheen it had. I remember
> a student was making it in the old Providence Hall
> nursing school before we moved to our new lab. The
> student added the total amount of the mercuric oxide
> and it shot straight up to the ceiling and permanently
> stained it. That was a heck of a lesson!
> --- Gayle Callis wrote:
>> Not the goat dying, but more like a boat sinking.
>> The last time there was a "rumored" hematoxylin
>> shortage, back in the 70's,
>> it was some boat sinking with all the Campechium
>> logs aboard. I recall some
>> panic stockpiling of hematoxylin - the days when we
>> made the stain ourselves
>> with mercuric oxide. I think the sunken boat rumor
>> was a figment of
>> someones vivid imagination.
>> For all the hematoxylin historians out there,
>> correct me if I am wrong.
>> Gayle Callis
>> Bozeman MT 59715
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Emily Sours"
>> Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 7:25 AM
>> Subject: Fwd: [Histonet] Hematoxylin Shortage??
>> > 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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