Friday, September 25, 2009
EastCoast Ale Starter and new plates!
I made up a few slant tubes as well. I figure plates work great for isolating colonies from a liquid culture but they do take up some room in the fridge, can become contaminated when opened, and can dry out. Slant tubes address all of these problems. Once you have a pure isolate they are a good way of storing the culture. My Cry Havoc plate still looks in good shape and has some happy looking colonies. I picked one up and inoculated a slant with it today, can't wait to see how it grows.