Easy to use prepoured agar plate bacteria growing set. NO pouring your own plates, which is time consuming and potentially dangerous and NO autoclaving. This is an excellent science kit to learn microbiology and great for science fair projects. Each plate is coated with a thick nutrient rich agar, which bacteria, molds, and other fungi love! See increased bacterial/fungal growth compared to other products. The thick agar surface prevents cracking and drying of the plates as seen with other kits. 100% money back guaranteed if you don’t absolutely love your kit.
1. 10 pre-poured sterile TS (tryptic soy) nutrient agar plates 2. 10 sterile cotton tipped swabs 3. 1 bottle of non-alcohol based hand sanitizer to be used in experiments 4. 2 transfer pipettes Basic Instructions: 1. Unopened plates can be stored at room temperature or refrigerated (NOT FROZEN-this will crack the agar). Once the vacuum-seal is opened, plates should be refrigerated and used within 30 days. 2. Take out bacterial agar plates and let them warm up to room temperature for about 1 hour. 3. Get a cotton tip swab. Wet the tip with water if you are going to be testing dry areas to pick up more bacteria. 4. Swab different objects (e.g. teeth, phone, toilet, etc.) to pick up microscopic bacteria and fungi. 5. Gently wipe the swab contents onto the surface of the agar plate. 6. Close the lid and turn the plate upside down so that the lid is on the bottom and agar is on the top. 7. Incubate plates at 84-100°F using a portable heater or a desk lamp. Keep a thermometer nearby. 8. Watch stuff grow! Bacterial colonies or fungi should be visible in 1-4 days.