[Histonet] Processing thin slices of mouse cerebellum

kgrobert <@t> rci.rutgers.edu kgrobert <@t> rci.rutgers.edu
Wed May 29 13:14:27 CDT 2013

To all,

We have these very thin slices of mouse cerebellum that need to be
processed into paraffin.  The problem is that they need to be kept flat. 
We have tried sponges, but some of the slices are so small that they
shrink (processed with our biopsy program, of course; if you want details,
let me know) and get lost in the holes of the sponges.  We have biopsy
cassettes, but the slices will still tumble and not stay flat. We have
processed other things in lens paper, but I had to scrape the tissue with
the paraffin into the mold.  I have not tried Histogel, though-maybe embed
the slices flat in that first and then process it?  Is there anything

Thanks so much!


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