[Histonet] Re: Telly's fixative

Robert Richmond RSRICHMOND <@t> aol.com
Tue Nov 18 13:20:49 CST 2008

Pam Johnson asked about "Telly's" fixative. Eric Kellar responded to a
similar question 9 years ago - it's in the archives.

Anybody know how to pronounce Tellyesniczky? (gesundheit)

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville TN
Tellyesniczky/Fekete (Telly's) Fixative - [Lillie, 1965]

70%ETOH    100ml
Glacial acetic acid    5ml
37-40% formaldehyde conc.   10ml

Recommended for the preservation of glycogen. Lyses rbc's. Widely used by
botanist's. Transfer to 85% ETOH.

Humason,G. (1972) Animal Tissue Techniques. W.H.Freeman and Co., San

Eric C. Kellar
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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