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Fixing specimens for making permanent slides

Found in: Howto, Labwork, Techniques | Date: August 5, 2010 |

Before specimens can be processed for making permanent slides, they may need to be fixed. This step kills the specimen and preserves the structures. It also prepares the specimen for staining. There is no one single method to fix a specimen, too much depends on the nature of the specimen itself and on the subsequent […]

Choosing the right mounting medium for making permanent slides

Found in: Labwork | Date: January 21, 2010 |

Here I will give an overview of the different factors that may be used to decide on which mounting medium to choose. There are numerous different mounting media available for making permanent slides. What factors determine the choice of the mounting medium? Here are some possible points to consider. Toxicity: Solvent-based mounting media (such as […]

Dry-mounted permanent slides

Found in: Labwork | Date: January 8, 2009 |

Wings of insects, small insects and other small specimens do not have to be enclosed in a mounting-medium, they can also be dry-mounted. If they are completely dry, then they will also store for a long time.

Fructose Mounting Medium for Permanent Slides

Found in: Labwork | Date: December 31, 2008 |

Many mounting media for making permanent microscope slides include organic solvents and are less suitable for the use in classrooms, at home and with children. In this article I would like to show you how to make fructose syrup to be used as a safe mounting medium.

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