Crusades for saving Grant Money?

Susan Hogarth sjhogart at
Thu Jun 19 10:43:55 EST 1997

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

Some guy from South Africa told me once that they re-used _plastic_
petri plates... they dumped the medium and sterilised with radiation...


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