FAQ

Can I use commercial antifade media with the Stellaris® method?

Our dyes are compatible with many commercial mounting media such as Vectashield® Soft and Hard set, Prolong® Gold, Prolong® Diamond, and Slow Fade® Diamond.  We recommend using Vectashield Mounting Medium (Vector Labs, catalog #H1000). Be aware that some commercial mounting media require the sample to cure for an extended period of time. Though this may be convenient for your experimental workflow,we recommend imaging your sample immediately after mounting, as fluorescence will naturally degrade over time. Visit our Stellaris Dyes and Modifications page for more information.