mspear at telerama.lm.com
Mon Apr 24 15:47:41 EST 1995
Shirl den (shirlden at aol.com) wrote:
> In David Arora's book, "Mushrooms Demystified", he states that mushrooms
> can be encased in cubes of plastic resin. Has anyone tried this? Would
> like to try this myself but thought it best to see what results others may
> have had.
> Thanks, Shirl.
I've used classical parafin embedding technique on small and medium
sized mushrooms. You get a preserved specimen that's surprisingly
lifelike. The method I used is the same you would used for classical
microscopy. You start with killing and fixing solutions and replace
them with increasing concentrations of wax. You do need a vacuum oven
and time. In the end you can keep you waxed mushroom on the desk or
slice it up with a microtome.
Morphology is good but colors can fade.
I can get you some references if you are interesed.
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