Repli-plating bacteria

Gene Holowachuk geneh at USA.NET
Wed Jan 11 16:16:53 EST 1995

>We are looking for an alternative to 'velvets' for repli-plating bacterial
>spread plates. Does anyone currently use or know of a good alternative or a
>commercial apparatus.
>Thanks in advance for any replies.

I use a aluminum replicating block (82 mm diameter) and Whatman #1 filters,
15 cm, staight out of the box, and very rarely encounter contamination
problems. I place the whatman #1 on top of a single kimwipe on the
replicator and clamp it on the replicator with an aluminum ring (3/4
around). Usually can do about 5 plates on average per filter.
Cheers, Gene :-)

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