RE: [Histonet] curious about soaking paraffin blocks.

From:"Kemlo Rogerson"

"Kemlo, you obviously do not work with animal tissue which is VERY dry.
It has nothing to do with poor fixation or over dehydration. Liver,
bone, spleen, muscle is impossible to cut unless it is placed face down
on ice.  If you ever try cutting animal tissue and manage to get a good
section without soaking it, then you should apply for a patent

I ran a Veterinary Histology Laboratory from a number of years and cut
sections from little birdies to big bad apes; never had the problem you
allude to. Must be the way we process in the UK; or is it the water .

Kemlo Rogerson
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