Re: Crime Busters B
Posted: November 20th, 2018, 4:19 pm
The blue dye stained the test tubes and we had to make ~20 mL of a 1:2890 solution. It would've taken forever to rinse and redo everything 5 times.40 test tubes?? Even a "series" of serial dilutions (which should ideally be done in a spot plate, anyhoo!) should not use that many. So why?I can vouch for this, but I mean we had to use 40 test tubes at nats haha.Agreed, Dan. I have spoken with our students regarding what they really need and what they can definitely live without. Unfortunately, there are a lot of teams with novice members who will be overwhelmed by that amount of materials. The last time I saw the amount of glassware on that list was when I took my family on a tour of the Pyrex factory complex, on the banks of the Monongahela River in PA!!
But we've NEVER touched our spot plate, petri dish, or microscope slides