Reclaiming Bacteria Off of Agar Plates

Doug Jones djones at primary.net
Sat Mar 1 22:11:08 EST 1997


Jordan Gottlieb wrote:
> 
> On Mon, 24 Feb 1997 08:43:43, antonelli.2 at pop.service.ohio-state.edu
> (Karen) wrote:
> 
> >
> >I hope I'm not oversimplying things, but can't you just use a loop to scrap
> >them off.
> >Karen
> >
> I suppose I did forget one minor point.  I am trying to reclaim them
> before I see any visible growth.  Thanks everyone for all the good
> ideas.  If there are any more out there, I'm willing to listen. :)
> 
> -Jordan Gottlieb
> jsgottli at unccsun.uncc.edu

Try adding tetrazolium chloride to the agar.  Aerobic bacteria will
reduce it from colorless to red.  You should see the red color before
the colony is visible.

Doug




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