[Histonet] mouse femur decal and paraffin embedding protocol

Herrick, James L. (Jim), MSA Herrick.James at mayo.edu
Mon Jan 11 11:39:51 CST 2016

Dear Histonet Colleagues,

I hope the holiday season has been good to all.

We are interested in a routinely used protocol to decal, process and paraffin embed mouse femur and tibia. Some of our projects may require a gentle decal, whereas others may not be so delicate. Also, we do have access to a microwave for decalcifying, if recommended to be a better method. It would certainly save a lot of time.

It would be greatly appreciated if anyone would be willing to share a protocol for post-harvest sample storage (i.e. PBS, 70% ETOH, saline, etc.), decalcification, processing and embedding. Thank you in advance for your help!!

Jim Herrick, M.S.A.
Supervisor - Sr. Res.Tech.
Department of Orthopedics
Biomaterials and Histomorphometry Core Lab
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Lab
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Mayo Clinic
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905

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