Does anyone have experience imaging clarified tissues with either of these machines? If not, maybe you can help me anyway?
I'm having significant issues getting clear and focused images. The brain section I'm using is ~500μm, and Hoechst stained. It was passively cleared in a water bath (37°C) for about 6-8 weeks.
There was endogenous GFP (d2GFP), but that seems to have degraded or washed out. My PI is concerned that the cells degraded after 2-3 months of waiting time. I think my issue lies in mounting and with the FocusClear. I've been using a slide and cover slip (with bluetack), and the results have been less than impressive. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B18lHiLR9KLTYXJlV1FlMHZJbms&usp=sharing
Any ideas? Thanks a lot!!