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
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 ;-)