Differences between a tissue water bath and a tissue floatation bath
A tissue water bath is an equipment composed of a container capable of retaining hot water to incubate tissue samples in water at a constant temperature for a prolonged period of time.
These kits are filled with distilled water and are generally kept at 40-50°C. After making the successive cuts of the block through the use of the microtome, the tissues are shrunk and thus cannot be placed directly on the slide. The water bath allows the piece of fabric to be stretched so that it adheres easily to the sheet.