Thanks guys for all your input.
The slides I refer to are a mixture of standard plain ones and Mc Master
Counting Chambers. Although I could throw away the standard ones after use
the Mc master ones definitely require cleaning for reuse.
I am afraid that purchasing a cheap £800 autoclave is beyond my means
currently and it can't be justified for what I want to do just now. The
centrifuge I got just skint me out! ( www.science-exchange.com - Very
The hypochlorite soak is very attractive as an option - Would it corrode the
slides - the graduations from them? What do you wash them in after?
My main concern is that I often find worm eggs and alike and I have to be
confident about the way I clean the test tubes, slides, etc. I just need a
cheap effective means of cleaning biologically hazardous testtubes and