Equipment for your Home Micro Lab
can make or find
This page has not been written. I do not expect to do
much on it until late 1999. Meanwhile I am just making notes here
Preparation of Medium.
Other pages have suggested items you can use. Some are relisted here
Petri Dishes - plastic lids with foil cover.
Bottles: Listerine, Glass soda pop bottees.
Plastic soda pop bottles come in many sinzes for measu;re as they are
in liters. cut top off and use for culture tube supports. er liter (1.1
quart). Corn syrup is mostly glucose which is a sugar most microbes can
use. Recalling that a liter is 1000 ml or 1000 cubic centimeters, we will
add 10 cc of corn syrup to a liter of water. Your ruler is marked in centimeters.
So we want to add a slug of cornsyrup about 1 cm x 1 cm x 10 cm long. You
can estimate this volume easily and you need not be exact for this first
- old refrigerator for storing items, as incubator with termostat
- Set up one or more test tubes, culture tubes, small bottles, medicine
vials, or any small container.
Mix some corn syrup, or table sugar, or meat broth with tap water (or
water from a clear
sterile toothpicks tostart rotten apples
tyndalize milk 3 days in a row. save a conrtol
The begin some simple experiments and you will learn what you need.
Later you may want to buy some supplies, but at first see how much you
can do with items from your home, farm, and gifts of discarded items.
Revision #1 1998 January 28
Written by Harold Eddleman, Ph. D., President, Indiana
Biolab, 14045 Huff St., Palmyra IN 47164
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