RE: [Histonet] curious about soaking paraffin blocks.

From:"Kemlo Rogerson"

"Greetings All,
  I remember reading on here/archives that paraffin blocks should not be

soaked or kept on ice for too long--what is the reasoning behind this?  
I am just plain curious and still fairly new to the field.  I often 
leave blocks on for a long time and this seems to help or at least not


Because you've taken all that time and energy to get the water out,
putting them on ice after they've been trimmed allows water to re-enter.
Leave a cut block in water for 2-3 days; it gets very wet.

Kemlo Rogerson
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