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Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Agar, Petri Dish

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OfflineXTCollection
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Cheap alternative to glass petri dishes at wally world *pics*
    #3972677 - 03/26/05 03:59 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)





The look small, but they are fairly wide and great for petri use. 3.50$ for 4, so less than a buck a pop. Very easy to make a hole for a loop or syringe and cover with tape.

You can even just sterilize the agar right in there, not having to worry about pouring and skipping an entire step....

Very cool...


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Re: Cheap alternative to glass petri dishes at wally world *pics* [Re: XTCollection]
    #3972690 - 03/26/05 04:02 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

well what are those called?

1/4 pints?


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Re: Cheap alternative to glass petri dishes at wally world *pics* [Re: smellycat]
    #3972713 - 03/26/05 04:07 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I guess I dunno...

They come in white 4 packs with the mason jars, cant miss em. But the wide mouth and base make a perfect petri dish. Considerably heavier glass too.


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Re: Cheap alternative to glass petri dishes at wally world *pics* [Re: XTCollection]
    #3972850 - 03/26/05 04:36 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

hmm looks smaller then 1/4 pints. Good idea.


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Re: Cheap alternative to glass petri dishes at wally world *pics* [Re: Mystakis]
    #3973028 - 03/26/05 05:42 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

since when are petri dishes expensive....


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Re: Cheap alternative to glass petri dishes at wally world *pics* [Re: prototypical_man]
    #3973080 - 03/26/05 06:03 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

over a buck a pop + shipping, plus having to order online and wait,ummm I think this is a better alternative.. No more broken lids again ever :-)

Ohh and the taped hole for looping + no glove box pouring, umm yah.. I think this is way bettr!


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Re: Cheap alternative to glass petri dishes at wally world *pics* [Re: XTCollection]
    #3973121 - 03/26/05 06:17 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

:thumbup:....:smirk:

My pops gets all the free eletrical tape he wants, he comes in a cicular plastic container...Just like a petri dish...who'd thought? :smirk:
Plus i saw the trianglear 5...SO i can Pc it...:smirk:

Good shit tho, might check them out, read magash's printing tek, it used small containers like that...perfect for doing Lazy style prints (no glove-box,no clean shit ect ect)...

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Re: Cheap alternative to glass petri dishes at wally world *pics* [Re: prototypical_man]
    #3973130 - 03/26/05 06:19 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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since when are petri dishes expensive....




since when are petri dishes NOT expensive?


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Re: Cheap alternative to glass petri dishes at wally world *pics* [Re: derx]
    #3976120 - 03/27/05 03:37 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

25 for under 10 bucks... uhh. I guess you need alot of petri dishes.


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Re: Cheap alternative to glass petri dishes at wally world *pics* [Re: prototypical_man]
    #3976213 - 03/27/05 04:07 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

yes, for some cheap plastic disposable dishes. Why have reoccurring unnecessary costs?


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Re: Cheap alternative to glass petri dishes at wally world *pics* [Re: derx]
    #3976466 - 03/27/05 05:38 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

They are called Mason Platinums, just picked some up when I got some Quarts.


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Re: Cheap alternative to glass petri dishes at wally world *pics* [Re: MycoCakeEater]
    #12914747 - 07/18/10 11:31 AM (7 years, 4 months ago)

These jars work very good in the place of petri dishes. I have had 100% success rate with them.

I just mix my agar right inside the jar. Then PC, let cool, and inoculate in front of my laminar flow box.

I have had about a 50% contamination rate using the disposable petri dishes. What I don't like is after you open the package they are no longer guaranteed sterile. Pressure cooking them will melt and warp them. Plus after a while that adds up to a lot of plastic getting thrown away. Its more eco friendly to use glass or polymethylpentene dishes that can be sterilized in a PC.:wink:

But anyway, I would definetly recommend these little jars :thumbup:


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Re: Cheap alternative to glass petri dishes at wally world *pics* [Re: prototypical_man]
    #12914788 - 07/18/10 11:50 AM (7 years, 4 months ago)

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since when are petri dishes expensive....




Glass petri dishes are expensive. The disposable ones are cheap but you have to replace them after each use so its actually the most expensive.


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Re: Cheap alternative to glass petri dishes at wally world *pics* [Re: Breakfast Crew]
    #12914799 - 07/18/10 11:54 AM (7 years, 4 months ago)

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since when are petri dishes expensive....




Glass petri dishes are expensive. The disposable ones are cheap but you have to replace them after each use so its actually the most expensive.




Wrong.  Very wrong.

Disposable petri dishes cost less than what it costs in fuel and soap to wash the glass ones.  They're by far the cheapest, and when you're isolating strains, you need up to 100 dishes, so that's a LOT of money spent for nothing if one is using glass.  Leave the glass dishes to bio labs working with bacteria, and use disposable dishes for fungi.  It's the cheapest and most environment-friendly way of working.  I wouldn't use glass petri dishes or tiny jars even if they were given to me free.
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Re: Cheap alternative to glass petri dishes at wally world *pics* [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #12914954 - 07/18/10 12:53 PM (7 years, 4 months ago)

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you need up to 100 dishes,




Completely agree w/ the point you are making but at the same time,
a new grower can get started on agar using jars on hand, then move to plates with confidence.

(But more than a batch or two is going to cost more in agar then just getting dishes anyway.)


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