Re: cresyl violet on emulsion dipped slides
|From:||"L. Gibbs" <email@example.com>|
I don't have any great advice on how to get a better Cresyl on
the emulsion dipped slides; but, I do know the emulsion will
slough off in the Cresyl and give the Cresyl stain a short
life. When I have had to stain emulsion-dipped slides I kept a
separate Cresyl for that purpose. I would not use the same Cresyl
to stain other slides.
Physiology & Biophysics
On Wed, 27 Sep 2000 Cyrla.Hoffert@astrazeneca.com wrote:
> Hi, all
> Does anyone have experience with cresyl violet acetate staining of post- in
> situ hybridization (on fresh frozen sections) slides that have been dipped
> in Kodak emulsion? A long time back, 2 strange things started to happen.
> First, I would sometimes get pink spots here and there on random slides
> within and/or between racks. This is a pretty rare event. Second, I
> consistently get this opacity or haze appearing mainly over the tissue.
> This is often accompanied by spaces or holes in the emulsion. This is not
> happening on the back side of the slide. Has anyone else has come across
> these phenomena? I have already tried changing solutions, stocks, lots and
> times. I use xylene substitute and have tried 2 different brands already.
> I have considered all light sensitivity aspects. I have stopped diluting
> the emulsion with water and more...
> I would really appreciate any suggestions since this haze is essentially
> ruining much of my work. Thanks in advance!
> Cyrla Hoffert, MSc.
> AstraZeneca R&D Montreal
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> Ville St. Laurent (Montreal), Quebec
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