RE: Elmer's glue

You are getting a little personal now, sugesting that we are using poor
histology technique by using glue...
A little preservative in the glue solution will help with the bacteria
I have tried every available adhesive, coated and charged slide but have
found nothing that works as well as the glue coated slides for my rabbit
bone sections, believe me I would rather not precoat the slides, let them
air dry, etc., but I would also rather not have my section fall off or
components selectively, like cartilage....
My two cents worth.
Patsy Ruegg 

		-----Original Message-----
		From:	ANATECH LTD []
		Sent:	Wednesday, May 09, 2001 9:46 AM
		Subject:	Elmer's glue

		It always amazes me how the same thing keeps coming around
and around and....

		Nearly 20 years ago, when Elmer's glue was used by more than
a few 
		people as a section adhesive, there were many complaints of
		on the slides.  These were ultimately traced to the glue.
		manufacturer had never intended the product to be used for
		purpose and thus had no interest in assuring users that it
would be 

		With the diversity of specially treated slides,commercial
		and textbook formulations, stick (pardon the pun) with
		known and reliable, as John Kiernan has already advised.

		Aqua-Net hairspray used to be the #1 cytology spray fixative
for Pap 
		smears.  Anyone remember the turmoil when its manufacturer
		the formula (more than once)?


		Dick Dapson
		Anatech Ltd.
		1020 Harts Lake Road
		Battle Creek, MI  49015
		800-ANATECH (800-262-8324)
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