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Globe's color frosted microscope slides are offered in ten bright, attractive colors. They are available in three edge styles: ground, ground with safety corners or beveled. The ground edge microscope slide offers 90° corners and is perfect for use in automatic cover slip machines. The ground edge microscope slide with safety corners provide slightly clipped corners for comfortable handling and to prevent the risk of finger and hand cuts. The beveled edge microscope slide is ideal for performing blood smears. The highly polished edges are specially angled at 45° to provide a secure grasp during the smearing process. All microscope slides are printed with "Globe" under the frosting area for orientation purposes. They are pre-cleaned and ready to use.
Transportation and storage conditions considerably affect the quality and performance of microscope slides. Microscope slides should be stored in a dry place at constant room temperature. Slides should be stored on a pallet or shelf and not directly on a floor. Do not store slides and solvents together as the slide surface can turn hydrophobic. If the temperature is constantly warming and cooling, condensation may occur, which can cause sticking of the slides. We also recommend, when shipping to a customer, instruct them to allow the slides to reach room temperature prior to opening the cartons and using them.
Since soda lime glass is subject to an aging process, we further recommend continuously rotating stock so the oldest slides are always used first. This will ensure that all slides being used are of the highest quality.
Standard shelf life for soda lime glass microscope slides is approximately 2 years if the above transportation and storage conditions are followed.
Medex SKU: GSB-1304B-144