non fluorecent way for nuclear staining

merav karsenty via (by meravkr from
Mon Dec 28 13:40:32 EST 2009

I need the stain to be non fluorecent because I dont have acess to a
fluorecent microscop. I know Haematoxylin, but as I anderstand, using this
stain must involve fixation. I am working with living  cells and I am trying
to find a way to stain them without fixation, unless there is no choice. Is
there a way that you know?

2009/12/28 Nick Theodorakis <nick.theodorakis from>

> On Dec 27, 9:51 am, Sébastien Vigneau <sebastien.vign... from>
> wrote:
> > Haematoxylin?
> I was thinking of that, too.
> Some clarification from the OP would help, too. Is it that you don't
> have access to a fluorescent scope, or that you don't want the stain
> to be fluorescent? Because if it is the latter, I believe that
> hematoxylin is autofluorescent; or at least, some component of an H&E
> stained slide is autofluorescent.
> What is the nature of your sample? Live, fixed or frozen? Cells or
> tissues? How are you visualizing it now?
> Nick
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