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prick-eared

(Science: zoology) Having erect, pointed ears; said of certain dogs. Thou prick-eared cur of Iceland. (Shak)


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... bacteria are normally not very well adapted to growing in blood and thus any pathogens in the blood tend to stand up in the tests. With the skin-prick method I'd say applying 70% ethanol carefully around the puncture site may help, but more important is to puncture the skin a neatly as possible ...

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by snowathlete
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:08 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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Re: Re:

... bacteria are normally not very well adapted to growing in blood and thus any pathogens in the blood tend to stand up in the tests. With the skin-prick method I'd say applying 70% ethanol carefully around the puncture site may help, but more important is to puncture the skin a neatly as possible ...

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by biohazard
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:13 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
Replies: 16
Views: 8618

Re: Re:

... the blood sample taken? If it was a venous blood sample taken into an evacuated tube then this is far-fetched, but if the sample was taken by skin-prick or similar method, could it be so that the blue dots we see are contaminating bacteria from the skin of the puncture site and thus unrelated to ...

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by snowathlete
Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:57 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
Replies: 16
Views: 8618

Re:

... the blood sample taken? If it was a venous blood sample taken into an evacuated tube then this is far-fetched, but if the sample was taken by skin-prick or similar method, could it be so that the blue dots we see are contaminating bacteria from the skin of the puncture site and thus unrelated to ...

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by biohazard
Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
Replies: 16
Views: 8618

How to maintain sterility while preparing petri dishes

... about bacterial colonies something around the size of half the pencil eraser is already fairly large. A small colony would be the size of a pin-prick or similar. Well, difficult to say without further details, but it could be that you have some Bacilli contaminating your agar or other supplies ...

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by biohazard
Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:04 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: How to maintain sterility while preparing petri dishes
Replies: 8
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