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Microscopes Shop | Solvents & Reagents
250 mls of 1% Acid Alcohol, used as a differentiator for Haematoxylin - and other uses. UK only
An excellent cleaning fluid for eyepieces and in particular objectives that have been used with immersion oil. No harse solvents. Recommended.
Used as a substitute for Xylene which is now thought to be carcinogenic and therefore not available. UK only
250 mls of Formal Acetic Alcohol, an ideal fixative for botanical materials. UK only
250 mls of 5% Formalin, the fixative of choice for zoological materials and a good general fixative. UK only
250 mls of Glycerine, used to soften tissues and insects in particular. UK only
An effective general purpose insect killing fluid. UK only.
A can of 500 mls of Iso Propyl Alcohol, used for dehydrating all materials prior to mounting or wax embedding. As effective as Ethyl Alcohol - but without the Customs regulations! UK only.
A can of 500 mls of Toluene, a general clearing agent prior to mounting with Canada Balsam Substitute or Paraffin Wax embedding. The recommended alternative to Xylene. UK only.
10% Acetic Acid used as a mild decalcifying solution for insect specimens. UK only.
10% sodium hydroxide used for tissue maceration particularly for whole insect preparations. UK only.
15 mls of clear ringing cement. Ideal for glycerine jelly and aqueous mounts. Immersion oil resistant.
15 mls of satin black ringing cement, suitable for dry mounts, glycerine jelly and aqueous mounts. Dries very hard.
15 mls of Zinc White ringing cement, for decorative slide ringing.
15 mls of gold ringing cement. Gives a thick gold finish that dries hard. Ideal for decorative preparations, particularly when used as a top ring for a black base.
Size 00 brushes ideal for ringing cements.