[Histonet] Pinning specimens

Geoff McAuliffe mcauliff <@t> umdnj.edu
Mon Aug 27 09:49:44 CDT 2007

Go to Home Depot or an auto supply store and buy some cork sheet. Pin 
the specimens to it, then put in fixative upside down.


Hopkins, Karen wrote:
> When we receive large specimens such as colons, our pathologist opens
> them to let them fix overnight.  We used to have large specimen
> containers that had a piece of rubber glued to the bottom of the
> container so we could pin the specimens to hold them open for better
> fixation.  Little by little our supply of containers with rubber have
> decreased and we are unable to find a replacement.  Does anyone know of
> a vendor who sells these or can you share what you do to hold open
> specimens?  Thanks in advance, Karen :-)
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Geoff McAuliffe, Ph.D.
Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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