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OfflineGreen_Velvet
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wrapping agar plates with saran wrap
    #883926 - 09/15/02 08:14 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Just curious if it is okay to completely wrap agar filled petri dishes with saran wrap. I have read from various sources to just wrap the edges. I found it much easier to just take a big piece of saran wrap and wrap it around the whole thing. Is that okay?


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Re: wrapping agar plates with saran wrap [Re: Green_Velvet]
    #884208 - 09/15/02 09:58 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

It doesn?t matter how you wrap it, if only by the edge or as whole. To me it?s easyer if i wrat i t only by the edge.

As for the wraping material, saran wrap is NOT the best choice, soince it?s water and oxygene IMPERMEABLE.

You should use Polyethylene foil wrap, like Glad Cling Wrap.

http://www.glad.com/plasticwrap.html



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Re: wrapping agar plates with saran wrap [Re: Green_Velvet]
    #884213 - 09/15/02 09:59 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

as long as the edges are sealed.


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Re: wrapping agar plates with saran wrap [Re: Shaw]
    #885251 - 09/16/02 09:36 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I thought cling wrap was the plastic garbage?


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Re: wrapping agar plates with saran wrap [Re: Green_Velvet]
    #886332 - 09/16/02 07:03 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Just spring for some parafilm, its worth it and specifically designed for what you are doing.
I believe they may make more than one style, gas permiable being one of those.
best of luck.


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Re: wrapping agar plates with saran wrap [Re: DinoMyc]
    #886851 - 09/16/02 11:31 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Dino,

Your gonna laugh at me.

I just use black electrical tape.

I haven't had a contam yet on agar.

:grin:

 


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Re: wrapping agar plates with saran wrap [Re: Roadkill]
    #886917 - 09/17/02 12:33 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

HAHAHAHA @roadkill :wink:

I tried parafilm, and found the glad cling wrap do a better, faster and much, much less expensive job. 


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Re: wrapping agar plates with saran wrap [Re: Green_Velvet]
    #887249 - 09/17/02 05:09 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I sometimes use ziplock bagies to seal my plates. It works great, and green and yellow make blue...


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Re: wrapping agar plates with saran wrap [Re: Roadkill]
    #887759 - 09/17/02 10:01 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I too use the black electrical tape for my dishes.......


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Re: wrapping agar plates with saran wrap [Re: jonnyshaggs420]
    #889897 - 09/18/02 02:08 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

As do I....er...did I.


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Re: wrapping agar plates with saran wrap [Re: pleezr]
    #891310 - 09/18/02 04:20 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I'm switching to red electrical tape!

I wanna be different.  :wink:

 


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Re: wrapping agar plates with saran wrap [Re: Roadkill]
    #892054 - 09/18/02 09:59 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I've used electrical tape too. works just fine, and creates a perfect seal.


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Re: wrapping agar plates with saran wrap [Re: Roadkill]
    #4435675 - 07/21/05 11:18 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Hey RoadKill... THANKS!! ran outa parafilm tonight.. 1/4 of the way done... quick search on the shroomery, pulled this up, and im saved!

many blessings bro
peace

and give thanks for the shroomery! :smile:


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Re: wrapping agar plates with saran wrap [Re: mattymonkey]
    #4447572 - 07/24/05 07:22 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Electrical tape is waterproof, so eventually it seems the dishes will run out of oxygen. Have any of you noticed the growth stalling after awhile?

A tip for cutting the price of parafilm in half is to cut it lengthwise before wrapping, so each piece can wrap two dishes. I wrap 1,000 petri dishes that way with each $20 roll of parafilm, which works out to only 2 cents per dish.
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Re: wrapping agar plates with saran wrap [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #4448898 - 07/25/05 01:05 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Now thats what I call thinking! I can live with 2 cents a plate


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Re: wrapping agar plates with saran wrap [Re: Unity333]
    #4452993 - 07/26/05 12:36 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

Unity333 said:
I sometimes use ziplock bagies to seal my plates. It works great, and green and yellow make blue... 




How can two colors make one, thats absurd.  :rofl: j/k 
Good idea bye the way.


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Re: wrapping agar plates with saran wrap [Re: pshawny]
    #4453770 - 07/26/05 03:04 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Glade wrap works grate. it is gas permeable.
if you sharpen up your carving knife, you can slice the roll up to make 6, 2" rolls.
that should last a while. :smile:

edit: i got this tip from Anno.


Edited by deanofmean (08/06/05 02:23 AM)


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Re: wrapping agar plates with saran wrap [Re: mattymonkey]
    #4455375 - 07/26/05 02:11 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

btw guys i dont suggest electrical tape anymore... seems a few of my plates just came right off! they were never moved or anything just left alone for a few days, i get ack and a bunch are uncovered, super strange! well anyway back to the drawing board..


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Re: wrapping agar plates with saran wrap [Re: mattymonkey]
    #4465682 - 07/28/05 08:13 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Electrical tapes seals real well, but it's a pain to remove 'in action'.... is the parafilm easy to remove when you're doing the innocualtions???


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Re: wrapping agar plates with saran wrap [Re: No_Life_G33k]
    #4476589 - 07/31/05 09:32 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

yes its very nice and easy to work with, i fold it over and make it stronger and that makes it easier to remove as well


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