Our solution to this same problem is:
Give each product a code number (acid fuchsin is A-1, Acridine Orange is
A-2, Light Green SF Yellowish is L-4, etc).
Create a master list of all the dry dye powders and their alloted code
Stick a label with the code number on the lid of each bottle.
File the dye bottles in drawers with dividers (A - C, D - F, G - I,
etc). Cardboard dividers held in place with duct tape work just fine.
To find a specific dye, check the master sheet, scan the labels in the
appropriate section of the drawer ... and voila !
It's easy, it's cheap and it works!
Lesley Bechtold wrote:
> We're hoping someone out there can tell us how they solved what is probably a pretty common problem. We have three drawers full of small dye powder bottles. They're in no particular order so we waste time pulling out bottles trying to find the one we want. We think we need a super spice rack of some sort to organize these bottles. Can anyone suggest something that has worked for them? Thank you very much!
> Lesley S. Bechtold
> Senior Manager, Histopathology & Microscopy Sciences
> The Jackson Laboratory
> 600 Main St.
> Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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