Cheap storage

Nick Theodorakis nicholas_theodorakis at
Mon Mar 6 09:33:09 EST 2000

In article <38C2FB59.B96392EF at>,
  damoffet at wrote:
> Hi, everyone:
> Just want to know a cheap way of sending bacterial (E. Coli) samples. Do
> not want to use dry ice package.
> If you know a way to keep the bacterial alive for 2-3 days at room
> temperature, please let me know.
> Thanks,

Stab culture should keep them alive at room temp for at least a year (or
longer). In the old days, we kept all our stocks that way.

Or you can lyophilize them. (ATCC sends bacteria in lyophilized form.)

| Nick Theodorakis                              |
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