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Histology

We have a number of slide microscopes, including a petrographic microscope for
imaging tissues, as well as embedding, sectioning, and polishing equipment for preparation of
hard/fossil specimens (for histology and enamel microstructure), as well as a small amount of
equipment for sectioning, slide mounting and staining of soft tissues.

Major Equipment: up to five that include pictures
1)
Name: Nikon Eclipse E6000 pol petrographic microscope
Description: This is a slide microscope optimized for observations of classic soft tissue
histology on slides as well as fossils and bones, outfitted with polarizing filters and camera setup.
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2)
Name: Buehler Isomet slow speed saw
Description: This is a slow speed saw with a diamond encrusted blade used to slowly cut
bone/rock/fossil specimens.
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3)
Name: Extec polishing table
Description: This is a variable speed polishing table that uses spinning discs with abrasive papers
on them to allow for controlled grinding and polishing of surfaces.
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4)
Name: Microtomes
Description: We have two standard microtomes that are used to cut sections between 5µm-50µm
thick.
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Other Equipment: Light sources, microscope attachments, micrometer slides, multiple slide
microscopes, and a water bath for mounting tissues on slides are all available.