Re: Aqueous mounting media

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From:Katri Tuomala <>
To:greg tesdall <>
Date:Mon, 25 Oct 1999 21:19:24 -0400
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Hi Greg,

As a temporary solution you can use a mixture of equal parts of pure
glycerin and distilled water (R.I. 1.397).

For a more permanent aqueous mounting media you could make Kaiser's
Glycerin Jelly (R.I. aprox. 1.47):

Gelatine         10 g
dist. water      60 ml
Pure glycerin    70 ml
Phenol(crystals) 0.25 g

Dissolve gelatine in the water in a beaker placed in water-bath before
adding the glycerin and phenol. When completely mixed, and while still
fluid, decant into small screw-cap jars. For use, melt by placing in
paraffin oven or in warm water. Preparations mounted in glycerin-jelly
should be ringed.

Hope this helps. Katri.

Katri Tuomala
Anatomic Pathology
St.Joseph's Hospital
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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