JEDilworth bactitech at nospamhortonsbay.com
Fri May 10 21:08:26 EST 2002

We use an electric burner under our inoculation hood and haven't had any

How can you pick tiny colonies with those big plastic loops? We use them
for urine inoculation only. I would have a hard time using them on the
bench, as it's like using a log instead of a pin to pick colonies,
especially anaerobes.

Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)

John Gentile wrote:
> I guess old habits die hard - once in a while I still flame the end of a
> tube. I had to cover a micro bench this week, and I just realized that I
> never even turned on the bunsen burner! We have been using plastic loops for
> a few years now ever since someone blew up the biohazard hood because of a
> gas leak.
> --
> John Gentile, MS M(ASCP)
> yjgent at cox.net

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