Solvents and reagents for specimen preparation
Most of these products can only be dispatched to a UK address because of carrier safety regulations.
Acid Alcohol 1%
Formal Acetic Alcohol
Iso Propyl Alcohol
Insect Killing Fluid
10% Sodium Hydroxide
10% Acetic Acid
Brunseal Zinc White
Brunel Microscopes Ltd
Registered in U.K. (England) No: 2060047
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250 mls of 1% Acid Alcohol, used as a differentiator for Haematoxylin - and other uses. UK only.
Price £5.83 + vat
250 mls of 5% Formalin, the fixative of choice for zoological materials and a good general fixative. UK only.
Price £6.67 + vat
250 mls of Formal Acetic Alcohol, an ideal fixative for botanical materials. UK only.
Price £8.33 + vat
250 mls of Glycerine, used to soften tissues and insect parts in particular. 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 E thyl Alcohol - but without the Customs regulations! UK only.
An effective general purpose insect killing fluid. UK only.
Price £2.50 + vat
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.
Price £9.17 + vat
10% sodium hydroxide used for tissue maceration particularly for whole insect preparations. UK only.
10% Acetic Acid used as a mild decalcifying solution for insect specimens. UK only.
Price £6.673 + vat
15 mls of clear ringing cement. Ideal for glycerine jelly and aqueous mounts. Immersion oil resistant.
15 mls of Zinc White ringing cement, for decorative slide ringing.
15 mls of satin black ringing cement, suitable for dry mounts, glycerine jelly and aqueous mounts. Dries very hard.
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.
Used as a safe substitute clearing agent for Xylene which is now thought to be carcinogenic and therefore not available. UK only.
Price £7.50 + vat
Slide Preparation and Kits
Slides and Mountants
Staining Powder and Solutions
56 degree melting point paraffin wax for tissue embedding.
Price £1.25 + vat
Parasite Flotation Fluid
1 litre of replacement flotation fluid for the Bird Parasite identification kit.