JEDilworth bactitech at nospamhortonsbay.com
Tue May 7 21:12:09 EST 2002

Is a cotton wool bung the stuff they used to use 35 years ago to stopper
tubed media? I haven't ever used those in a work situation - last time
was in college in 1970. Was this recent?

I need other examples :-)

Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)

Graham Shepherd wrote:

> It's mostly a matter of training - sometimes the best way to deal with a
> small lab fire is completely counter-intuitive - such as quenching a burning
> cotton-wool bung with your hand. Lab instincts - especially microbiology
> instincts - are different from normal people's.
> GS

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