Tooth collecting... again.

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  1. ske5

    ske5 Junior Member

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    What do your schools recommend putting your collected teeth in? UConn told us to put it in diluted bleach, but one of the docs I went to said I should put them in a mineral water (mineral oil?) solution after disinfecting them in the bleach to prevent them from drying out. Anybody have any ideas about that course of action?
     
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  3. ske5

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    P.S. This is my first time posting a topic, so be nice!
     
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    Yah-E Toof Sniper

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    I currently store all my collected teeth in 1 part Chlorine (bleach) and 9 parts water. After 4-6 weeks in the diluted chlorine solution, you can switch the stored solution to 1 part water and 1 part mouthwash (50%/50%). Never heard of mineral oil solution for storage? Also, I'm assuming mineral water or regular tap water are fine, doesn't matter which really! This is what I am doing with my teeth and is what Nova is telling us what to do.

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    UCLA wants students to store it in "Formalin" solution... I think you have to buy it at some chemical company...
     
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    i am collecting teeth per the UCLA instructions as well...10% buffered formalin, which you can order thru Amico Scientific Corp. (714) 894-6633...it's about $6.95 for 500mL...the formalin will sterilize the teeth...so they will not need to be autoclaved...good luck...happy collecting.. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    -wasabi007
     

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