Durham tube question

btaylornews btaylor at wans.net
Mon Nov 8 20:24:25 EST 1999

Actually, Durham tubes fill themselves when the tube containing the
fermentable medium and the "upside down" Durham tube are AUTOCLAVED before
use.  "Tilting the tube..." and inserting the Durham will make absoutely no
difference once the medium is properly sterilized.  The tube will capture
some of the gas byproducts of fermentation.

>StMattsson wrote:
>> I am trying to figure out how Durham tubes are placed in fermentation
>> preparations. (Yes, I know, "upside down". What I want to know is how
they are
>> placed in the broth without any trapped gas.) An answer or direction to a
>> source would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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