Re: Paraffin

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From:Victoria Baker <>
Date:Thu, 02 Sep 1999 18:21:34 -0700 (PDT)
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Hi Edna,

Sorry I missed this message, I used a high melting point paraffin. 
Paraplast II, I think was the one that worked best for me.  Also, I
used it to process with.

For disposal I used old alcohol jugs that had been rinsed and dried. 
The environmental services department took care of the actual removal
along with any Xylene waste.  I should also tell you that we used
Americlear for the processing and the majority of the staining. If you
are using xylene for your processing it may also be contributing to
some of the difficulty you might be having in sectioning.  


--- Edna_J_Gonzalez/ wrote:
> For those of you who have experience working with
> pig skin:
> I'm working with pig skin, which paraffin is better?
> Also, what are type of container are you using to
> dispose used paraffin
> wax?
> Thanks.
> Edna Gonzalez
> Histology Lab

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