From:"Barbara Stancel"

Dear Bob,

Dryer sheets. Try them in your pockets or stuffed up your sleeves. Rub them 
on your hands as you would toweling off after washing. I have even used them 
wrapped around the block (chuck) holder of the microtome or stuffed in the 
paraffin tray under the knive.  They come fragranced and non-fragranced. I 
have also tried the anti-static sprays sold for spraying on clothes to 
reduce "creeping" skirts and pants. Works pretty good sprayed on microtomes 
and/or sleeves.  There have been dry winters that I have used all of the 

Histologically yours, Barbara

Barbara H. Stancel, HTL(ASCP)HT
USDA, FSIS, OPHS, Eastern Laboratory, Pathology
RRC, 950 College Station Road
Athens, Georgia

>Subject: [Histonet] STATIC AT THE MICROTOME
>Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 23:03:54 EDT
>I am learning to be a histotech and when using the manual Leitz 1512
>microtome, I seem to have a problem with alot of static, the ribbons either 
>move away
>from my fingers or they jump on and wrap around them, or they jump on to 
>disposable kinfe holder or the frame of the microtome. Does anyone have any
>suggestions they would be willing to share with me, to make my learning 
>Thank You,
>Bob Neumann

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