[Histonet] sections curling

Tamara Franz-Odendaal Tamara.Franz-Odendaal <@t> msvu.ca
Wed Oct 25 12:41:48 CDT 2006


I section decalcified bone in paraffin routinely. I cut 3-8um depending
on the tissue. Curling and wrinkling may have to do with humidity in the
room, we find this often.  Also try putting your block in the freezer
overnight if you don't already. I do not use disposable blades.

Hope this helps


Tamara Franz-Odendaal
Mount Saint Vincent University
Halifax, NS, Canada

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>>> "Kemlo Rogerson" <Kemlo.Rogerson <@t> waht.swest.nhs.uk> 10/25/2006 4:45
AM >>>

sorry for the simplistic question.  We are having a lot of problem
some sections curling and wrinkling.


this is decalcified bone in parafin.  We are using a sliding microtome
with disposable blades.  


is it the blades?  This is my first use of disposables.  


It seems like the answer is very simple, but I have drawn a blank.  


Bet it's the processing, but it could be the angle of the blade.
your processing schedule and try altering the angle of attack for your
blade (what is the correct name for that angle?).



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