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I had managed to run myself out of the petri dishes I'd gotten from AS&S lo these couple of years ago, so I hit up ebay to restock. Found a great price on 60mm x 15mm pre-sterilized plates in packs of 20, so I bought five of them.

Except ... I completely spaced on how small 60mm is. Ergo, I am now the owner of the most adorable little petri dishes ever. They are ever so slightly larger around than the bottom of a Red Bull can. [livejournal.com profile] whimsywanderer snickered when she saw them. I feel compelled to reassure them that size doesn't matter, we are doing science here.

In the long run I think this will actually be a good thing, as in the very near future I am going to need to use, uh, just about all of them in rather large batches -- possibly 60 at a time -- and there's really no way I could fit 60 full-size plates in my teensy little incubator. It will also mean using up fewer consumables, which is in general a good thing for the budget-conscious citizen scientist.

Science Cat Sasha is, as usual, fascinated with the new arrivals. If he bites holes in the sterile packaging I will be very cranky.

I also snagged the economy size package of graduated 3mL disposable transfer pipettes. With 500 of them, I don't think I will be running out any time soon.

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Date: 2008-12-07 01:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] digitalusrex.livejournal.com
omg, mer, wtf kinda science! are you doing that you are incubating things in petri dishes?!?!?!? jeezy creezy on a pogo stick! :p

btw, pipette is one of my favorite words. heh.

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Date: 2008-12-07 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maradydd.livejournal.com
Synthetic microbiology. What, do I not have you on that filter?

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Date: 2008-12-07 06:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] michiexile
Am I on that filter?
If not, please put me there.

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Date: 2008-12-07 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pandorasfox.livejournal.com
lol we use some a bit smaller than that all the time at work. if you ever have tiny ones left over and want to get rid of them just send them my way.

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Date: 2008-12-07 06:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] michiexile
mm sizes I can do. REALLY weird is trying to figure out inches.

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Date: 2008-12-07 10:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lawnrrd
No, this was metric system fail.

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