A curious incident
A few of the other samples had unfortunately started growing mould. In future I will learn to wear a mask when unwrapping waterlogged samples! Hopefully this was just on the surface and will not have impacted the sediments where the slide cut will be made, though I'll be on the lookout for their little fungal hypae.
The blocks from September have now set and are in the process of being cut to size ready for mounting on slides. Absolutely beautiful preservation of wood, charcoal, dung (of course) and floors. The slides themselves should be ready by Xmas, I'll have to resist spending the holidays with ny nose down the microscope....