Thoughts on Micro

  1. Just wanted to share...

    We cultured a lot of things in lab on Tuesday, and I don't think I will be leaving the house for a while now......

    You should see the difference in what grew on the plate from a dog's tongue vs a hubby's tongue....

    And, the fuzzy, nasty purple thing I grew from the water fountain in the hall outside of the lab.....

    I won't be eating or drinking much for the rest of the semester.....

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  3. by   pixxel
    hmmm... I'm not sure whether to feel relieved or really gipped. I'm taking micro too, but we don't get a lab with it... all we've learned so far is about mircoscopes that we'll never use....
  4. by   LJoyW_27
    We had a lab where we took culture plates outside and cultured anything we wanted...most people headed right for the bathroom to culture. I, on the other hand..headed right for the tanning bed where i go tanning ( i know i know skin cancer etc. etc. etc.) ...and you should see the stuff growing in there..yeast, bacilli, and more yeast...there was a ton of stuff i don't even remember what it was. I took my own bleach solution to clean the bed with the next time i went!
  5. by   MRed94
    NO LAB?????

    I don't get it.

    I am in an ADN program, and just about all of our class is in the lab.

    This was the first day of the course that we did the cultures. They jump us right in.

  6. by   craff1
    Micro was HELL!! Now, anything that comes after has to be better!! I can't imagine taking it without a lab - change schools!! I lived, ate, slept and breathed micro for 18 weeks. My two friends and i thought we'd never survive it - but we did. I had to laugh at the dog/husband tongue thing! Our class cultured everything, including body parts. Talk about the tanning bed - think about the pedicure basins...yuck!! I make them clean them while I watch before I'll stick my foot in now!! You guys are great, I only wish I knew about this last semester!
  7. by   AmberNoelle
    I used a press plate to culture my daughter's security blanket. Boy did it grow!! It had more bacteria and fungus on it than plates from the bathrooms. It had a huge variety of different colonies too. You might be thinking that it haden't been washed for awhile--but I washed it just five day's before. (I had cut it in half and kept one in the wash and switched them every week.) My daughter dragged that thing everywhere--and it showed.