Re: paraffin

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From:Jeff Silverman <> (by way of histonet)
To:histonet <>
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I too am a dedicated plain old Paraplast user.  I once tried the Paraplast
Plus but just touching the stuff had me tasting oysters and getting stomach
pains and nausea during embedding-  that nasty DMSO.  I'd rather not wear
gloves while embedding (but always do for frozens!) so Paraplast (plain) it
is and it works just fine.  I too like a nice hot water bath- the sections
smooth out and flatten quite nicely that way.  I use a minute pinch of
gelatin in the water bath and pick up my immuno's on Plus slides this way
with no problem, including microwaving of ER/PR, despite what I've heard
about using only plain water with Plus slides.
Regards to all
Jeff Silverman HT,HTL,QIHC
Southampton Hospital NY USA
> From: Hagerty, Marjorie A. <>
> To: Histonet <>
> Subject: paraffin
> Date: Thursday, November 12, 1998 2:32 PM
> <<Hi Joyce,
> I am a diehard Paraplast + user and have been for years and years. I have
> tried many other paraffins and have not found one I like better, although
> some have been similar.>> Sent this email earlier and I mistakenly said
> paraplast +, we use just plain paraplast.
> Thanks
> Marg

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