I have cut toe nail and even horse hoof using 10% ammonia water. Soak the specimen in the 10% ammonia water until it's flexible and then process it. One processed, trim in ever-so-slightly not to chunk it and soak again if needed. works wonderful. You might want to add glue to the slide so the nail stays on during staining.
> Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 16:59:09 -0700> From: firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com> Subject: [Histonet] Toe nails...> > > At my previous job, we used 10% hydrogen peroxide to soften nails. You simply trim into the nail, then soak the nail. Once softened, we could cut beautiful sections of nail. If the pieces are just too big to even trim, soak the pieces individually in peroxide, then embed and cut them. This was a trick that was brought to us by a tech from Las Vegas!> > > ---------------------------------> Take the Internet to Go: Yahoo!Go puts the Internet in your pocket: mail, news, photos & more. > _______________________________________________> Histonet mailing list> Histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu> http://lists.utsouthwestern.edu/mailman/listinfo/histonet
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