I love our automatic tape coverslipper. I'm a new user of an old machine,
and I've noticed a problem. Perhaps someone can offer some insight.
Occasionally, an artefact appears that resembles trapped air, microscopic
bubbles, if you will, that appear gray-black on a higher plane than the
tissue, so I know it's a superficial artefact. I just don't know what is
causing it - but I'm sure it has something to do with the tape
coverslipper - but what? I don't know enough about the machine to
troubleshoot it - it seems a relatively simple instrument. Tape, a wheel
and xylene. Where are the bubbles coming from, and how do I get rid of
them? The pathologist thought it was some kind of dirt or dust debris
accumulation - but we've decided it's air. Help.
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