[Histonet] Marine Blood Smears

From:Bruce Abaloz

I am a Vet doing Research in Zoology RE: abalone blood cells. If I 
air dry my fresh blood smears I get terrible salt crystal formation 
which interferes with reading the smears.  Any ideas on how to 
fix/stain my blood smears to get rid of this problem? I am sure the 
folks who do work with marine species of fish would have encountered 
the same problem in fresh blood smears. I want to do the smears to do 
differential counts, examine morphology etc, same as for any other 
Thanks ahead for any advice.
  BRUCE ABALOZ                                PH:61383446282
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