|MadSci Network: Microbiology|
we are taking saliva samples and don't know how to incubate them after they have been transferred to the petri dishes. its for a science fair experiment. Don't have much time or $ for materials - we think that wrapping the petri dishes in a towel and putting them in a dark place for 24 to 48 hours is enough but not sure. We have blood agar petri dishes and sterile swabs for the experiment, are ready to go but are afraid to continue until we know how to incubate. We tried once with regular agar but the experiment didn't work, agar too thin, and didn't know we needed to incubate it.
Re: how do I do simple incubation
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