RE: Skin embedding protocol

From:Cynthia Favara

When the skin is taken at necropsy place it gently on a piece of lens paper.
Place lens paper upside sown in formalin. I usually trim after fixation,
skin it straight and beautiful. Another technique is to use thin cork board
and pin the tissue. My preference is not to pin.

Cynthia Favara
903 South 4th Street
Hamilton, MT 59840

-----Original Message-----
From: David Mills []
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2002 9:33 AM
To: Histonet
Subject: Skin embedding protocol

I am looking for a paraffin embedding protocol for rat skin. I need to 
minimize shrinking, tissue folding and distortion. Also any 
recommendations on a paraffin wax for soft tissues (ligaments and 


Dr. David Mills
Louisiana Tech University

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