CO2 gassing using Zeiss spinning disc confocal

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Dear All
I’m using a Zeiss spinning disc confocal microscope with small heated incubation stage and ‘gassing’ lid.
The problem is that the pH of the media changes over time and becomes rather alkaline (turns blue pink). Motor proteins don’t behave normally when pH is not physiological, so this is potentially a big problem.

Do you have any tips to ensure the 5% CO2 reaches the imaging dish (a 35 mm Petri-dish) that sits between the incubation insert and the gassing lid?
The tubing connecting the gassing lid to the water bottle (into which the CO2 is pumped) is rather long. Would it help to shorten it?
Does the volume of water in the water bottle matter?
How can I ensure the little inlet pipes in the gassing lid are not blocked?

Many thanks
Julia
University of Glasgow.
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Hi Julia,

I used to have these lines block with condensed water. This is easy to diagnose, if you disconnect the blue line at the CO2 mixer, water will often come out. Some compressed air gets rid of the rest.

Elevating the bottle to a shelf above the stage seems to have prevented this from happening further.

Doug

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> Dear All
> I’m using a Zeiss spinning disc confocal microscope with small heated incubation stage and ‘gassing’ lid.
> The problem is that the pH of the media changes over time and becomes rather alkaline (turns blue pink). Motor proteins don’t behave normally when pH is not physiological, so this is potentially a big problem.
>
> Do you have any tips to ensure the 5% CO2 reaches the imaging dish (a 35 mm Petri-dish) that sits between the incubation insert and the gassing lid?
> The tubing connecting the gassing lid to the water bottle (into which the CO2 is pumped) is rather long. Would it help to shorten it?
> Does the volume of water in the water bottle matter?
> How can I ensure the little inlet pipes in the gassing lid are not blocked?
>
> Many thanks
> Julia
> University of Glasgow.
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Hi Julia, make sure that you see a significant amount of bubbles coming through the water in the humidification chamber. You can clean the small "stone" that the gas goes through. Also, you can get a new and different stone from an aquarium store that will let more gas flow through.

Worked for us,

Brian Armstrong PhD
Associate Research Professor
Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
Director, Light Microscopy Core
Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope


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Subject: CO2 gassing using Zeiss spinning disc confocal

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Dear All
I’m using a Zeiss spinning disc confocal microscope with small heated incubation stage and ‘gassing’ lid.
The problem is that the pH of the media changes over time and becomes rather alkaline (turns blue pink). Motor proteins don’t behave normally when pH is not physiological, so this is potentially a big problem.

Do you have any tips to ensure the 5% CO2 reaches the imaging dish (a 35 mm Petri-dish) that sits between the incubation insert and the gassing lid?
The tubing connecting the gassing lid to the water bottle (into which the CO2 is pumped) is rather long. Would it help to shorten it?
Does the volume of water in the water bottle matter?
How can I ensure the little inlet pipes in the gassing lid are not blocked?

Many thanks
Julia
University of Glasgow.


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Hi Brian
Thanks so much. Only very gentle bubbling at the moment. I'll try doing as you suggest.
Best wishes
Julia

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Hi Julia, make sure that you see a significant amount of bubbles coming through the water in the humidification chamber. You can clean the small "stone" that the gas goes through. Also, you can get a new and different stone from an aquarium store that will let more gas flow through.

Worked for us,

Brian Armstrong PhD
Associate Research Professor
Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
Director, Light Microscopy Core
Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope


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Subject: CO2 gassing using Zeiss spinning disc confocal

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Dear All
I’m using a Zeiss spinning disc confocal microscope with small heated incubation stage and ‘gassing’ lid.
The problem is that the pH of the media changes over time and becomes rather alkaline (turns blue pink). Motor proteins don’t behave normally when pH is not physiological, so this is potentially a big problem.

Do you have any tips to ensure the 5% CO2 reaches the imaging dish (a 35 mm Petri-dish) that sits between the incubation insert and the gassing lid?
The tubing connecting the gassing lid to the water bottle (into which the CO2 is pumped) is rather long. Would it help to shorten it?
Does the volume of water in the water bottle matter?
How can I ensure the little inlet pipes in the gassing lid are not blocked?

Many thanks
Julia
University of Glasgow.


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Hi Julia,

And please remember that in the MTB2011 Configuration software, which acts
as a link between AxioVision/ZEN and your system, you can set the Fan Speed
& Pump Level for the CO2 Module. Also make sure to calibrate the CO2 sensor
(in MTB as well!). I'm sure your local ZEISS representative/specialist can
help you out if necessary!
Best regards,

Sven

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> Hi Brian
> Thanks so much. Only very gentle bubbling at the moment. I'll try doing as
> you suggest.
> Best wishes
> Julia
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> Hi Julia, make sure that you see a significant amount of bubbles coming
> through the water in the humidification chamber. You can clean the small
> "stone" that the gas goes through. Also, you can get a new and different
> stone from an aquarium store that will let more gas flow through.
>
> Worked for us,
>
> Brian Armstrong PhD
> Associate Research Professor
> Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
> Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
> Director, Light Microscopy Core
> Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope
>
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> -----Original Message-----
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> Dear All
> I’m using a Zeiss spinning disc confocal microscope with small heated
> incubation stage and ‘gassing’ lid.
> The problem is that the pH of the media changes over time and becomes
> rather alkaline (turns blue pink). Motor proteins don’t behave normally
> when pH is not physiological, so this is potentially a big problem.
>
> Do you have any tips to ensure the 5% CO2 reaches the imaging dish (a 35
> mm Petri-dish) that sits between the incubation insert and the gassing lid?
> The tubing connecting the gassing lid to the water bottle (into which the
> CO2 is pumped) is rather long. Would it help to shorten it?
> Does the volume of water in the water bottle matter?
> How can I ensure the little inlet pipes in the gassing lid are not blocked?
>
> Many thanks
> Julia
> University of Glasgow.
>
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