Potentially there is a very wide range of stains for all sorts of tissues and structures. The more common ones are listed here. Do contact us if you require others we should be able to help.
Lactophenol Cotton Blue
Safranin in Cellosolve
Millers Elastin Stain
Fast Green in Cellosolve
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A selection of the more commonly used stains
1 gram of Neutral Red powder, used as a general counterstain in zoology and for protozoa.
1 gram of Sudan 111, a stain specifically for fat in animal tissues.
1 gram of Safranin, a useful counterstain for bacteria and zoological tissue and a classical stain for botanical structures.
1 gram of Basic Fuchsin, used to stain insect structures, pollen grains and TB bacteria.
1 gram of Gentian Violet, which is a general botanical stain.
1 gram of Acidic Fuchsin which is a general zoological stain.
1 gram of Light Green, which is a classical botanical stain.
1 gram of Aniline Blue, used mainly for botanical work.
1 gram of Methylene Blue, which is a very useful general stain, staining most structures varying shades of blue.
1 gram of Bismarck Brown, which is a general botanical stain.
1 gram of Eosin Aqueous, which is the classical zoological tissue conterstain used traditionally with one of the Haematoxylins.
1 gram of Congo Red, which is both a botanical and zoological stain.
1 gram of Ponceau Red, a botanical stain.
1 gram of Orange G, a useful stain for both botanical and zoological tissues.
30 mls of Carbol Fuchsin, used as a general bacteria stain and specifically for TB.
30 mls of Lactophenol Cotton Blue. The stain for fungi.
30 mls of Safranin in Cellosolve, a classic botanical stain, used in conjunction with Fast green.
30 mls of Leishman Stain, used for staining blood smears.
30 mls of Millers Elastin Stain, used to stain elastic fibres in zoological tissues.
A good general purpose stain that colours most structures varying shades of blue. Recommended as an introduction.
30 mls of Harris Haematoxylin, used to stain zoology structures in the classic Haematoxylin and Eosin technique (H&E). Stains cell nuclei a darker blue than Erhlichs Haematoxylin.
30 mls of Van Gieson, which is a counterstain to be used after Haematoxylin to show muscle and connective tissues.
30 mls of Nigrosin, the classic negative stain. Most living structures will not be stained by Nigrosin and they are demonstrated negatively as white against a black background.
30 mls of Aqueous Eosin, the classic counterstain for Haematoxylin, staining connective tissue shades of pink/orange.
30 mls of Fast Green in Cellosolve, a classic botanical structure stain.
30 mls of Erhlichs Haematoxylin, used for staining zoological materials in the Haematoxylin & Eosin (H & E) technique. Produces blue cell nuclei.