wanted: fixatives for D. Melanogaster

assadimm at guvax.acc.georgetown.edu assadimm at guvax.acc.georgetown.edu
Thu Aug 25 23:24:28 EST 1994

I am having a particularly difficult time preserving the internal 
structure of D. melanogaster for immuno-histo chemistry.  I've used 
3.7% formalin as well as bouin's solution, both to no avail.  If there 
are any entemologists out there, or histologists who know, please...I 
need a fixative that can penetrate the cuticle and preserve 
morphology.  I don't need to retain antigenicity (immunological 

Thank you,

Mehdi Assadi-Moghadam

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