[Histonet] Re: question about coating blocks with paraffinforstorage

Philip Oshel oshel1pe <@t> cmich.edu
Fri Nov 30 12:41:15 CST 2007

A little breeding and you could market the first Biotome.


>...and we have tissue-eating mice.   -Florida
>From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu on behalf of Rittman, Barry R
>Sent: Thu 11/29/2007 1:44 PM
>To: Rene J Buesa; Robert Richmond; histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
>Subject: RE: [Histonet] Re: question about 
>coating blocks with paraffinforstorage
>It is not only insects but also the possibility 
>of various fungi invading the tissue.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu 
>[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] 
>On Behalf Of Rene J Buesa
>Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 12:37 PM
>To: Robert Richmond; histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
>Subject: Re: [Histonet] Re: question about 
>coating blocks with paraffin forstorage
>But I did in Cuba, and there were also "FFPE" 
>tissue eating cockroaches (although perhaps not 
>now, they probably have died of lack of food!).
>   René J.
>Robert Richmond <RSRICHMOND <@t> aol.com> wrote:
>   The late great R.D. Lillie, who spent his later years at LSU, pointed
>out that in the warm wet climate of Louisiana if you didn't seal your
>paraffin blocks the cockroaches would eat the tissue out of them. I've
>never seen this, but I've never practiced in Louisiana either.
>Bob Richmond
>Samurai Pathologist
>Knoxville TN

Philip Oshel
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Biology Department
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