Monthly Archives: November 2010

First attempt at differential staining

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To go with my nice new microscope, I got some stains, to make it easier to see things. Here’s my first attempt at a differential stain: cheek cells, stained with haematoxylin and eosin:

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The haematoxylin stains the cell nuclei purple, and the eosin stains the rest of the cell pink.