RE: [Histonet] Toe nails...

From:"Mike Pence"

Isn't that an oxymoron to add glue to a slide that you are going to put
horse hoofs on! Is it Friday yet??

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Thom
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2007 9:55 PM
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Toe nails...

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:> To: 
>> 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!> > >
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