Home bacterial incubator.

Michelle Gleeson michelle at MOLECULE.BIO.UTS.EDU.AU
Mon May 5 16:56:32 EST 1997

Hi Robert,

When I was at school, I did a similar experiment.  I used an old electric
blanket on low setting and it seemed to work fine.

Michelle Gleeson
Molecular Parasitology Unit          Ph  (02)95144043
University of Technology             Fax (02)95144003
Sydney, AUSTRALIA                    michelle.gleeson at uts.edu.au
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on - FDR

On 1 May 1997, Robert  Cowherd wrote:

> Hi,
> This is not a very important, nor wide spread problem but here goes...
> I am helping a couple of eleven year olds to do a "science project."  I
> suggested that they do a study on the efficacy of hand washing and soap
> manufacturer's claims of being "antibacterial."  I've made some plates
> and tried a pilot run by touching the agarose then leaving the plates out
> on the counter.  Some 36 hours later there are one or two colonies.
> Time is not real important but I can't carry plates to and fro from home
> (their's) to the lab on a daily basis.  Any ideas about a simple
> incubator?  I've thought about using the hot water heater as a heat
> source.  Perhaps the small area around it might approximate 37 degrees
> C.  Anyone else have an alternative?  Thanks.
> Robert Cowherd
> Univ. of Penn.
> (215) 561-2169 home
> (215) 662-2071 lab

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