Histological Staining Techniques

Pearse, 1960.
Do not celloidinise slides. Use a positive control section. Gelatinised slides may be used.


Lipofuscin - deep magenta red.
Nuclei - blue.
Background - pale pink to pale blue.
Red blood cells - pale pink.

Carbol fuchsin
Dissolve 1g of *basic fuchsin in 10mls of 100% alcohol and add 100mls of 5% aqueous phenol. Mix well for several hours and filter before use.

*Synonyms basic fuchsin / basic red 9 / pararosaniline = C.I. 42500

Return to index page