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Stupid questions: Are plastic petris PCable?
    #2857517 - 07/05/04 01:42 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

It's something I've been wondering about. I know that these kinds of plates are generally pre-sterilized via radiation, but I don't trust my sterile technique enough to be pouring plates without sterilizing them afterwards.


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Re: Stupid questions: Are plastic petris PCable? [Re: Sev]
    #2857546 - 07/05/04 01:49 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

No. They are typically made of polystyrene which is not autoclavable...

Edit:
And pressure cooking previously poured glass plates isn't a good idea either. Usually the agar will boil over, leaving you with nothing but a big mess...


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Re: Stupid questions: Are plastic petris PCable? [Re: Sev]
    #2857563 - 07/05/04 01:53 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

???

The petris are sterile in the sleeve -- if you sterilize them afterward won't you dry them out?

Regardless, they could be PC'ed, but will warp if you give it enough time at a that temp. I'm sure you could get away with it at the bare minimum, at least with some petris, but I have had them melt sitting in the trunk of my car....

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Re: Stupid questions: Are plastic petris PCable? [Re: micro]
    #2858087 - 07/05/04 05:30 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

They will melt completely.


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