Re: [Histonet] STATIC AT THE MICROTOME
Bob, You can also try raising the humidity in your lab or around your
microtome.Also try soaking your paraffin blocks in water or in water on ice.
Tom Truscott USDA-ARS
>From: "Barbara Stancel"
>To: AliNeumann@aol.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
>Subject: Re: [Histonet] STATIC AT THE MICROTOME
>Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 18:24:54 +0000
>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 above.
>Histologically yours, Barbara
>Barbara H. Stancel, HTL(ASCP)HT
>USDA, FSIS, OPHS, Eastern Laboratory, Pathology
>RRC, 950 College Station Road
>>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
>>suggestions they would be willing to share with me, to make my learning
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