"Repeating Decimal" <SalmonFly at attbi.com> wrote in message
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> in article 3CE17039.2CD3C625 at chello.nl, lamb at loes at chello.nl wrote on
> 5/14/02 1:14 PM:
> I don't get these jokes. Did the first guy think that you could buy agar
> made from guinea pigs?
>Oh I hate explaining jokes.
The old method (20 yrs or so ago) for isolating L. pneumophila was
inoculation into guinea pigs. I wrote out a media recipe card for guinea pig
agar for a student and sent him off to find the ingredients one of which was
guinea pig tongues.
On the subject of guinea pigs.
Someone left a note on the door saying "Kill the GPs".
The lab director took great offense to this because he thought it was