[Histonet] Re: Fixative for eyes

Bob Richmond rsrichmond <@t> gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 13:56:23 CST 2013

I'm not much familiar with eye pathology or histology, but let's get
Davidson's fixative right.

Called "modified Davidson's fixative" in papers published more than 50
years ago, it's
3 parts water
3 parts alcohol
2 parts 37% formaldehyde ("strong formalin", not NBF)
1 part glacial acetic acid

No glutaraldehyde.

I can provide more information if you need it.

Dick Dubielzig (pronounced dooBILLzig) is a veterinary eye pathologist
in Madison WI who can probably help. If you can't locate him, I can
contact him - he's an old friend of mine.

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Maryville TN

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