Crusades for saving Grant Money?
sjhogart at unity.ncsu.edu
Thu Jun 19 10:43:55 EST 1997
taguebw at wfu.edu wrote:
> In article <7388C60663 at bio.tamu.edu>, 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
Some guy from South Africa told me once that they re-used _plastic_
petri plates... they dumped the medium and sterilised with radiation...
"Cow envy is more common than you would think." - doghair
More information about the Womenbio