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.

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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
TTATCCGTTACCCGGGGTATATCCTTGTGTCTCGACGTACGCATAACGTACGGTCCGATAAGTAAGGTCCCTTT

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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