RE: [Histonet] Re: question about coating blocks with paraffinforstorage

From:"Bonner, Janet"

...and we have tissue-eating mice.   -Florida


From: on behalf of Rittman, Barry R
Sent: Thu 11/29/2007 1:44 PM
To: Rene J Buesa; Robert Richmond;
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Re: question about coating blocks with paraffinforstorage

It is not only insects but also the possibility of various fungi invading the tissue.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Rene J Buesa
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 12:37 PM
To: Robert Richmond;
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Re: question about coating blocks with paraffin =66orstorage

But I did in Cuba, and there were also "FFPE" tissue eating cockroaches (although perhaps not now, they probably have died of lack of food!).
  René J.

Robert Richmond  wrote:
  The late great R.D. Lillie, who spent his later years at LSU, pointed
out that in the warm wet climate of Louisiana if you didn't seal your
paraffin blocks the cockroaches would eat the tissue out of them. I've
never seen this, but I've never practiced in Louisiana either.

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville TN

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