Bubbles in the waterbath

From:Linda Jenkins <jlinda@ces.clemson.edu>

After wading through all the digests after returning from NSH, I didn't see
anyone respond to the problem about bubbles becoming trapped under the
tissue in the waterbath by this method.  Several years ago, when our NSH
met in Columbus, Ohio, I had the opportunity to visit the Ohio State
University School of Vet. Med Histology Department.  I noticed that there
were several coins (pennies, nickels, dimes) in the waterbath.  I asked the
tech if this was her way of bringing "good luck" to her sectioning.  She
said it was her way of entrapping the bubbles.  By golly, she was right!
There were all these tiny bubbles attached to the coins!  Just think, one
could practice singing "Three Coins in The Fountain" (classic 60's Hit song
- for you newbies) while pitching pennies into the waterbath!
Linda Jenkins, HT
Clemson University
Department of Bioengineering

<< Previous Message | Next Message >>