[Histonet] Microwaving Sakura racks
Lake, Kim S
kim-lake <@t> uiowa.edu
Thu Sep 19 11:49:08 CDT 2013
Last week I posted a question asking if Sakura autostainer racks held up in the microwave. As usual, I got some great responses from the histonet community, and I wanted to share with anyone who might be interested, and for the benefit of the archives.
Thanks to everyone who responded!
--I have done it but they don't do well they will melt and become very brittle .
--You can microwave them. They don't tend to last as long, but where I used to work in Colorado we would dry certain slides in the microwave for around 5 minutes and still put them in the oven for an additional 5 minutes to make sure they were full dry. You can do a trial before going full speed ahead with it. I wouldn't recommend it all the time. We only did it on our morning special stain slides and if we were in a time crunch. It is still probably best to dry them in the oven.
--In my lab we routinely microwave those racks in boiling citrate buffer for 20 minutes, so they seem to be indestructible!
--If you refer to those brownish ones, they are made of hard plastic and can be microwaved. Remove the handles though.
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