RE: [Histonet] curious about soaking paraffin blocks.

From:"Kemlo Rogerson"

"I always face my blocks and then place them on the ice facing upwards.
If I need to soak any blocks I use ammonia water only for about a
minute.  I have in the past used Downey fabric softener (the original
scent only) this works great on big tissue like uterus.  It also makes
the lab smell like a laundry facility."

Now that makes sense as you are alluding to 'softening' the tissue with
fabric softener which you must do from time to time (but surely not
regularly) for those very hard blocks. I've always maintained that if
you fix tissue properly and process them optimally you won't need these
fancy reclamation methods. 

Kemlo Rogerson
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