Our cavity well microscope slides are ideal for holding liquids and cultures for microscopic examination. They are offered with 90o ground edges with slightly clipped corners for safety. Two styles are available: single or double cavity.
The slides are precleaned and ready to use. The spherically polished cavities are 13mm diameter with 0.2-0.4mm depth. The slide dimensions are: 25 x 75 x 1mm.
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. Slides should be allowed to reach room temperature prior to use.
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.