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This lab procedure describes a method for preparing permanent microscope slide mounts using Cargille's MeltMount. We use this method when preparing particle samples which are to be retained indefinitely, such as for reference slides or where the samples may be required in environmental or mold litigation. - (Photographs are available -To Be Added or on request).
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For in-lab use Cargille describes a procedure for sample preparation in which the sample is placed on the slide, the cover slip installed, and meltmount is introduced to the corners of the cover slip using a dropper.
Cargille also describes a method of pre-coating slides with mountant for subsequent use in the field.
Because the container of Meltmount, as received from Cargille takes some time to heat completely for in-lab use, and because I work with a variety of field sample materials which can be slow following this routine, I have adapted Cargille's "Pressure method," intended for field use, to a combination of lab and field work as I describe below.
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