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.
From: ANATECH LTD [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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
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
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
smears. Anyone remember the turmoil when its manufacturer
the formula (more than once)?
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