were to purchase bacteria

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    • #7531
      mehdi71000
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      Hi
      I was looking to purchase some bacteria over the internet. But I came to a dead end. Does any one knows were to find a good and reliable source please?
      thanks

    • #71847
      canalon
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    • #71855
      mehdi71000
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      thanks mate
      they sure can be expensive.
      any other sources guys?

    • #72179
      daniel.kurz
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      Don’t buy anything that looks suspicious the FBI will show up to see what you are doing. My chemistry teacher talks about when he was at MIT and they came searching when he bought certain things.

    • #72197
      david23
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      i want to suggest this, cant u just borrow it from another lab if possible?

    • #74355
      Ewa
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      quote mehdi71000:

      thanks mate
      they sure can be expensive.
      any other sources guys?

      any strain that is ‘published’ should be available for free.
      (except for some commercial products)

      what is it exactly that you need?

    • #74361
      canalon
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      If you read other posts from the original poster, you will realize that he will soon enter in university and want to set up his own lab at home.
      I guess that as many researcher I will gladly send strains to someone provided the postal address is obviously in a research center. I would never send it to a personal address. So the OP might never even receive an answer if he asks someone.

    • #74363
      Ewa
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      own lab at home… you mean starting home-made protein factory? 🙂

      there should be some restrictions as to keeping bacteria (i.e. GMO) out of the laboratory – right?

    • #74394
      ninetails
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      Hi mehdi since you are setting up a lab, you would be investing in all kinds of agar mediums, stains, chemical reagents and buffer soultions right?

      Most of the microorganisms that you need can be obtained by from samples collected outside the lab.

      You can use serial dilutions, enrcihment, differential and various other culture techniques to seperate desired micoorganism and culture it to make a library of microorganisms.

      To list a few:

      01.Rhizobium species – soil, root nodules of legumes and rhizoshpere soil(soil stuck to the roots of plants). Use YEMA(Yeast Extract Mannitol Agar).

      02.Actinomycetes and fungi – same source. Starch based medium.

      03. Yeast – curd.

      04. E.coli – Your own faeces 😆

      05. Chlorela, amoeba, euglena, paramecium – Pond water and planted aquarium.

      06. Staphylococus aureus – Facial skin.

      07. Pseudomonos sps and streptococcus from throat, nasal swabs.

      08. Aspergillus sps from bread mould.

      You are safe as long as you go for algae and protozoans are risky and bacteria terribly hard to control, they just don’t listen to ya. Although I have listed some pathogens also, its strongly advisable to stay away from them in a rag-tag lab set up. In case you need pathogens go for it. As long as you have the required media to seperate them and feel you would become immune to it overtime or you can handle the infection.

      All that i have just said will make no sense to you now. Maybe after 6 months into the course. umm…you gonna do microbiology right?

      goodluck! to you anyway.

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