cochineal, whole bug
An insect dye and famous for its gorgeous fuchsia pinks, orange, red, and light purple. This insect is found on prickly pear and found in most food, cosmetics and drugs. Excellent light and washfastness. Cochineal is sensitive to acid and bases, try and experiment with its different color profiles.
Use at 3%-8% WOF for medium depth of color. Sold by the ounce.