Crystals during X-gal staining

Martin Leach leach at
Thu Apr 21 20:14:56 EST 1994

Dear netters,

related to this, i sometimes like to store some dishes that had some nice
blue-stained neurons. To do this i made a gelatin mix with 0.2% sodium
azide. Make a gelatin mix (sorry cant remember conc.) so that it is firm
upon setting, and add na.azide to it - melt the gelatin - cool to 37C then
pour enough over the cells to cover.

They keep indefinitely in a draw!!

Martin Leach

p.s. na azide acts as a preservative


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