The main body text: Inoculating agar plates and sealing them: Could you advise the correct procedure for innoculating agar plates, and in particular, sealing them? I have always followed the "Microbiology - Safety Considerations" by Sheryl Hoffmann, with tape over the edge on three sides of the plate, not sealing around the entire plate. I have commenced at a new school this year and need help to
The main body text: Observing bread mould: Can we grow some mould on bread in a plastic bag and then open the bag to transfer some mould onto a glass slide, with glycerine and a coverslip to view under a microscope? Can we also transfer some onto an agar plate? We only have fume cupboards (no laminar flow cupboards) if that helps.