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[Neuroscience] Re: Whole Nerve Recording: Which Mineral Oil Should I Use?

dkline klinedd at missouri.edu
Wed Jul 19 13:46:35 EST 2006


We have always used just normal mineral oil, nothing special. Have also
used regular vaseline once the nerve in on the hook. Hope this helps
some..


mcholette at sjm.com wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
>
> I'm starting to assemble a setup to perform some whole nerve recordings
> using a tripolar nerve cuff.  Literature cites the use of mineral oil
> or parafin oil to form a pool of non conductive material around the
> cuff & nerve.
>
> I have been searching High and Low, but I cannot find any reference to
> exactly what kind of mineral oil to use.
>
> Is there anyone who has used this?  Can you tell me which mineral oil
> to use, where to get it...etc...  what is the difference between
> mineral oil & parafin oil?  Are these the same?
>
> My plan is to gently circulate the mineral oil in the tissue pool while
> maintaining it at body temperature using a temp controlled bath.
> 
> Thanks for the help!
> 
> Martin ;-)



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