Temperature to pour plates

K. Legate g9013118 at mcmail.cis.mcmaster.ca
Thu Feb 2 13:53:53 EST 1995


In article <3gp7hp$oko at newsbf02.news.aol.com>, WmsFan <wmsfan at aol.com> wrote:
>sterilize the milk if we pour the agar too hot. What temperature should we
>cool the agar to before we pour it?
>
I pour agar plates when the solution is cool enough to hold in my bare 
hand. That would be aroud 55-60 C. Would it be better to pour the plates 
before adding the milk, then smearing a small amount of milk on them when 
the agar is solid? That way you can be sure the milk hasn't been sterilized.

kyle





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