RE: Coverglass thickness

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From:"Louise Taylor" <> (by way of Histonet)
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yes, there are plus factors regarding tape coverslippers BUT.... we have
found that after a while the tape peels off, taking with it the section.
This is especially serious for teaching and seminar cases  which are used
year after year and represent rare and unusual material - so its glass still
for all that.  I have also found that there a small irregularities in the
tape which also make it difficult when looking at a section for fine details
such as ISH signals. One has to keep focussing up and down to correct as one
moves along.

But generally I agree that there is substantial time saving involved.

best regards
Louise Taylor

-----Original Message-----
From: a i d a n s c h u r r []
Sent: 11 May 2000 01:48
To: Scott Taft;
Subject: Re: Coverglass thickness

> PS- If you use tape, are you considering switching
> back to glass?
> Scott Taft HT(ASCP)
> Tucson, AZ
Scott - we use tape, and will *never* go back to glass!  The sheer
convenience of the tape system hugely outweighs any loss of
optical clarity (which is negligible if your microscope is adjusted
correctly).  No more 'blocks' of slides stuck together in the file, no
more endless hours fiddling with coverslips and DPX, no more
racks of slides drying in ovens, no more cleaning DPX off 40x
objectives when a pathologist goes too close to the edge of a wet
slide!   oh joy, oh rapture!! (**big grin**)

ps do you get the feeling I rather like this system!?
shin: device for finding furniture in the dark...
a i d a n   c   s c h u r r
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      hutt valley health
       lower hutt, new zealand

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