How to cold mount
Some prerequisites have to be taken into account before mounting takes place. These are essential to obtain a good mounting:
- Clean the specimen. The specimen must be cleaned prior to mounting in order to improve adhesion of the mounting medium to the specimen. Use acetone or at least alcohol. Cleaning in an ultrasonic bath may be necessary. Remember to dry the specimen well. Clean specimens should be handled with either gloves or tweezers.
- Adjust the specimen size to the mounting cup size.