Non stick brain slices

Jason Christopher Dugas jcdugas at
Thu Jan 5 17:55:33 EST 1995

Patrick Martin (patrick at wrote:
: Does anyone have a nice recipe for a solution that could be used to stick brain
: slices to slides?  I am currently using gelatin coated slides but when I dehydrate 
: the sliced brains prior to staining they float off the slides with disconcerting 
: regularity.  

: The brains are from perfused rats, soaked in 30 % sucrose formalin to force out 
: water, blocked, bonded to a post with tissue tek, and cut coronally at -10 degrees 
: on a cryostat.

: Thanks in advance.

: Patrick 

I've found that cryostat -generated slides stick nicely to Superfrost 
slides (from Fisher), untraeted (use straight out of the box).

Jason Dugas

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