Crusades for saving Grant Money?

taguebw at taguebw at
Thu Jun 19 07:46:59 EST 1997

In article <7388C60663 at>, JFRUGOLI at BIO.TAMU.EDU ("Julia
Frugoli") wrote:

> husband's lab pours plates in glass petri dishes, then autoclaves, 
> washes, autoclaves and reuses them.  A new postdoc here, however decided 
> to toss 2 sleeves of plates because they'd been poured a little on the 
> thin side by a student worker.  Somewhere is a happy medium!
> Julia Frugoli
> Dartmouth College

Wow! Is this cost-effective? I inherited hundreds of glass petri dishes
but couldn't convince myself that a work-study student doing this would
actually be cheaper than buying plastic ones. I've use them for other
purposes -- sterile "surgical stages" for plant tissue culture,
cold-treating seeds, etc. but not for bacterial plates. Maybe I'll rethink

My 2 electrons,

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