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Plaqsearch as a stain

PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:20 am
by Roy Miller
Do any of you guys use Plaqsearch (I've been told to only use the solution, not the tablet form) and what are your views, pros and cons?

Re: Plaqsearch as a stain

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:34 pm
by Mal Greaves
Hi Roy
Yes I use it, it can produce some good results. I have not tried to be scientific and see which stain works best with what but it is well worth a try.
Mal

Re: Plaqsearch as a stain

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:20 am
by Roy Miller
... and would you wash it out with ammonia before applying the cover slip , assuming it is tolerant of it. I was just wondering if it tolerant of the usual, NaOH, KOH etc, etc. I suppose I'll find out soon enough, but it would be nice to be aware beforehand. Can't seem to find any info on its usage, apart from the fact it is in vogue at the moment.

Re: Plaqsearch as a stain

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:57 am
by Mal Greaves
I just use it as a mountant without any prewash.
Mal