Methylene blue stain is a general biological stain. This methylene blue stain is a 1% aqueous solution, and can be substituted for Janus Green B stain or Carmine stain.
What does methylene blue stain?
Methylene blue can be used to stain or highlight parts of animal, bacteria, and blood tissue specimens. Methylene blue stains acidic cell parts (like the nucleus) blue; it's a good counter-stain with Eosin Y.
Use methylene blue to make a smear of cheek cells, or as an optional material in this mold observation science project! You can also check out our Microscope Slide Stains article to learn more about various stains.
Take a look at the table below to discover the methylene blue formula, form, shelf life, and more!
|Shelf Life||36 Months|
|Common Uses||Dye, staining agent|
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