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For Salmon fishing, this is the only permanent dye for turning prawns and other white bait purple. Makes the bait more visible and alluring to salmon.
For dying of bait - soak the bait in the solution for a few minutes until bait becomes purple. Remove from solution and allow to dry.
Additional information from Wikipedia:
Gentian violet is also known as Andergon, Aniline violet, Axuris, Badil, Basic Violet 3, Brilliant Violet 58, Gentiaverm, Hexamethyl-p-rosaniline chloride, Meroxylan, Meroxyl, Methylrosanilide chloride, Methyl Violet 10BNS, Pyoktanin, Vianin, Viocid, and Viola Crystallina. It is worth noting that the name "Gentian Violet" refers to its colour, being like that of the petals of a gentian flower; it is not made from gentians.
When dissolved in water the dye has a blue-violet colour with an absorbance maximum at 590 nm and an extinction coefficient of 87,000 M−1cm−1 The colour of the dye depends on the acidity of the solution. At a pH of 1.0 the dye is green with absorption maxima at 420 nm and 620 nm while in a strongly acidic solution (pH of -1), the dye is yellow with an absorption maximum at 420 nm.
Crystal violet is not used as a textile dye. Instead it is used to dye paper and as a component of navy blue and black inks for printing, ball-point pens and ink-jet printers. It is also used to colourize diverse products such as fertilizers, anti-freezes, detergents, and leather jackets.
The dye is also used as a histological stain, particularly in Gram's method for classifying bacteria.
In laboratory, solutions containing crystal violet and formalin are often used to simultaneously fix and stain cells grown in tissue culture to preserve them and make them easily visible, since most cells are colourless.
PLEASE NOTE: This product is not for human or animal consumption or for medical use.