[Histonet] C. Elegans fixation

Danielle Crippen dcrippen <@t> buckinstitute.org
Wed Mar 19 12:23:24 CDT 2008

Hello Histo-experts,


Can you please share your favorite worm fixation methods with me??  I've
had great success in EM prep using 2% PFA 0.2% gluteraldehyde in
cocodylate buffer.  BUT-I had to "nick" the worms to get infiltration of
the fixative.  I now have a user who would prefer to avoid the "nicking"
technique for his application, but so far, we're experiencing
insufficient fixation.  Any/all advice is very welcome!!!


Many thanks in advance!




Danielle Crippen

Morphology and Imaging Core


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