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Aerobiolgy & forensic microscopy lab procedures: how to prepare microscope slides for lab analysis. This is a collection of aerobiology and mold testing lab standard operating procedures - SOP's and slide preparation recipes useful for identification of mold, pollen, animal dander, skin cells, mite fecals, mouse dander, and other airborne allergens and bioaerosols. Comments and suggestions are invited.
Readers should also see LAB PROCEDURES MICROSCOPE TECHNIQUES.
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Our photo (left) shows particle traces from two different air sampling cassettes prepared on microscope slides for further evaluation.
Our study comparing the performance of these cassettes is found at AIR TEST SAMPLING CASSETTE STUDY.
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Recipe for Gelvatol Slide Mount Medium
Gelvatol may be used as a permanent slide mounting medium for mold spore or pollen slides. Gelvatol has been replaced by Mowiol from Burkard - see Mowiol below.
Heat to dissolve, not to much. Then add:
OR BASIC fuchsin (as a colorant for POLLEN if needed - Fisher Cat. No. NC9653986)
OR no colorant
Keep closed tight because it gets harder as it gets in contact with air.
Source: Burkard company; I was told that they call the "polyvinyl alcohol" Gelvatol, available from Burkard.
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