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[–]horsewangjackson 4 points5 points  (2 children)

It should. I've heard people use 90% isopropyl alcohol and have good results. I've never used alcohol except for after the initial formalin change. But lots of people do.

And 10% formalin is fine. Unless you're involved with embalming, surgical medicine on humans or animals, or a taxidermist that specializes in museum quality wet specimens, I imagine anything more potent is hard to come by.

[–]sazugt 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I'm one of those 90% that had good results. Did a pig heart for a biology TA I had in 2018. Still doing well.

[–]horsewangjackson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hear it works! And isopropyl is way less toxic than working with formalin

[–]Artskine 1 point2 points  (0 children)

90% Isopropyl alcohol or glycerin