RE: Abalone

From:"Monson, Frederick C."

Afternoon Jeremy,

I often refer to a nice/very useful book by Knudsen, Jens W., Biological
Techniques: Collecting, Preserving, and Illustrating Plants and Animals,
Harper and Row, NY, 1966. 525pp.   LibCongress Cat #:  66-10839.

This book concentrates on all aspects of collection, trapping, narcotizing,
fixing, etc., for 21+ chapters on different groups of plants and animals
from the algae to mammals.  

If you can find it, you will find that Knudsen also recommends Bouin's
fixation for molluscs - for histologic purposes.

I looked up  and was struck w/374 hits, one of which is
offered here: (this does
NOT include Bouin's and speaks about issues such as parasites, in situ
hybridization, and fixation sampling.

Hope this helps,

Fred Monson

Frederick C. Monson, PhD   
Center for Advanced Scientific Imaging
Schmucker II Science Center
West Chester University
South Church Street and Rosedale
West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, 19383
Phone:  610-738-0437
FAX:  610-738-0437
Visitors URL:

> ----------
> From: 	Jeremy Papier
> Sent: 	Monday, May 6, 2002 10:26 AM
> To:
> Subject: 	Abalone
> Dear All
> We are required to prepare blocks and ultimately sections on Abalone for a
> research project.Can anyone please recommend any information as to
> fixatives and processing procedures.Davidson's fixative has been mentioned
> - is anyone familiar with this.
> Thanks
> Jeremy  Papier
> Pathcare 

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