[Histonet] cryostat block holders

Gayle Callis gayle.callis <@t> bresnan.net
Thu Aug 7 22:03:00 CDT 2008

Dear Kim et al,

I spent a good part of today looking for disposable "chucks", specimen 
object disks aka discs, etc, etc!  All I found were these  items under many 
different names , always metal,  in different sizes and designs for specific 
for some cryostats. So much for industry standards, but I do still refer to 
them as chucks, long recycled from paraffin to cryostat use.

 I would be very interested if there is a company that makes disposable 
cryostat disks too.  So far no show for the disposable items.  We have found 
all metal disks without the O ring to be best for disinfection as the O ring 
is eventually eaten by chemicals.  The ones I really like are the 
rectangular design with waffle weave, with a stem that fits into my beloved 
cryostats, and  perfect for larger frozen blocks.

Good luck

Gayle M Callis

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "joelle weaver" <joelleweaver <@t> hotmail.com>
To: <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2008 5:26 PM
Subject: RE: [Histonet] cryostat block holders

Most people call them "chucks"- but I have seen them called "object holders" 
in vendor catalogs...
> Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 13:26:31 -0700> From: rjbuesa <@t> yahoo.com> To: 
> histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu; kmerriam2003 <@t> yahoo.com> Subject: Re: 
> [Histonet] cryostat block holders> CC: > > Chucks.> René J.> > --- On Thu, 
> 8/7/08, Kim Merriam <kmerriam2003 <@t> yahoo.com> wrote:> > From: Kim Merriam 
> <kmerriam2003 <@t> yahoo.com>> Subject: [Histonet] cryostat block holders> To: 
> "Histonet" <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>> Date: Thursday, August 7, 
> 2008, 12:36 PM> > Hi everyone,> I want to order some disposable cryostat 
> block holders (the round things that> you attach your block to).  I don't 
> know what they are officially called,> so I am having trouble searching 
> for them.  Does anyone know what they are> called and if anyone sells 
> plastic ones?> Thanks,> Kim>  Kim Merriam, MA, HT(ASCP)> Cambridge, MA> > 
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