[Histonet] How to keep cryostating without getting frostbite?

Philip Oshel oshel1pe <@t> cmich.edu
Wed Nov 21 07:58:20 CST 2007

I'd prefer a Himalayan myself -- much fluffier and warmer. Would be 
static problems, though.

Gloves: polypropylene glove liners. Fit snuggly so one can still work 
with them, and do a decent enough job of protecting fingers when 
handling very cold surfaces. Worked for me in the Arctic and 
Antarctic, although I haven't used them yet in a cryostat.


>I recently suggested to a cryostat manufacturer that the route the 
>exhaust from the
>   motor through a hand warming device on the side of the cryostat. It was not
>   taken seriously. I thought it was a good idea. Are there any very 
>thin cotton gloves that
>   could be warn under rubber gloves? How about double gloving? How 
>about a warm puppy next to the cryostat! Happy Thanksgiving 
>   Stephen
>Stephen Peters M.D.
>Vice Chairman of Pathology
>Hackensack University Medical Center
>201 996 4836
>Pathology Innovations, LLC
>410 Old Mill Lane,
>Wyckoff, NJ 07481
>201 847 7600

Philip Oshel
Microscopy Facility Supervisor
Biology Department
024C Brooks Hall
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-3576

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