Is it legal to culture and maintain normally occurring bugs (those
collected from around the house) and keep them as stock cultures in my
house. I know this may seem strange but I am trying to write an
interactive tutorial for microbiology, and I need pictures of them under
all conditions I can create. My wife is a photographer and as soon as I
can obtain a scope we plan on photographing my animals for the program.
I have a mount for the 35mm camera but I don't have the scope yet. So I
figured I'd better see if it was ok to do this in my home. I do also
have a seperate fridge and have maintained stock cultures for a mic lab
at a local community college I attended before transfering to ASU.
Am I crazy, and is it legal, do I have to obtain permits??
Thanks up front
michael.steffani at asu.edu