I'll probably get out the isopropyl alcohol and cotton buds, as I have them to hand, and PEC12 is a useful suggestion.
I'm still interested to know whether these slides are a "danger" to my recent negative materials which might share a scanner?
(I realise that good storage is the key, as the air is laden with spores anyway so all material already has the potential to grow visible fungus, but better safe than sorry I suppose)
Aha! I just found an APUG post by no less than PE, who notes that the remaining silver in B&W negatives acts as an effective deterrent to fungal growth; in the same thread he and others note the use of formalin to kill fungus, and that's pretty easily available (though nasty stuff)..
So I reckon I could clean off the slides as best as I can with either IPA or formalin, and then not worry too much about "infection"
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