Has anyone done the capsule stain of bacteria?
In my lab we did the capsule stain and I was only able to create a capsule stain slide for Klebsiellla pneumoniae. I did not have time to create a slide for Staphylococcus epidermidis.
Does anyone know if S. epidermidis show a sign of having a capsule after under going capsule staining?
If it doesn't, how does the slide look for it? Is it just a pink background and a dark redish stained bacteria with no sign of a capsule?
Thank you for any help!!
Sep 28, '05
Apparently some strains of S. epidermidis
do have capsules, some don't. Also, here are 2 slide pics of S. epidermidis
. Try doing a search online to view other photos. Hope this helps.
"Many Staphylococcus epidermidis
strains possess capsule or slime layers"
Sep 29, '05
Thanks for the links! I had seen those previously when trying to find the answers doing a web search.
I had to resort to asking my lab TA what the answer was. Now she knows I didn't create a S. epiderimis slide for the capsule stain and I have to write that in my lab report. I was trying to avoid that, but oh well...