Oregon Green BAPTA-1 AM Storage
Oregon Green BAPTA-1 AM dye needs to be stored in the freezer with desiccant to prevent it from absorbing water. The dye arrives as 10 small vials of dye. Note that the instructions on the box say "Store in freezer" and "desiccate".
Prepare an 8oz glass jar to hold the vials of the new package OGB-1
Add fresh desiccant to the jar
Assign the 10 vials a lot number by choosing an unused number in the table below.
Write the lot number on the top of each vial using a permanent marker like a Sharpie
Note Invitrogen's lot number in the database below
Remove the individual labels from each vial using a razor blade.
Wrap each vial with aluminum foil to protect it from light.
Place the vials in the jar.
Label the jar with tape and a marker.
Store the jar in the freezer.
Cutting the label with a razor blade
All the parts
One vial wrapped with aluminium foil
Several vials in the jar with desiccant
Labeled jar, ready for the freezer