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In this instructable I will show you how to make refrigerator magnets for the lab geek. Why not decorate the fridge with petri dishes growing molds and bacteria.  Well maybe that is not such a great idea (don't worry, these cute magnets for the fridge don't really contain any cultures).

I work in a lab that does tissue culture and we had some old petri dishes lying around that we no longer were using, so I took a bunch home. I'm still not sure what to do with all of the dishes, though this seemed like a fun way to use some of them.
 
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Step 3: Innoculate with Bacteria and Mold

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I used sharpies to draw the bacteria and mold onto the surface of the glue.  In the first dish I tried to mimic a streak plate.  On the other dish I drew a colony of colourful mold radiating from the centre. 
Cleo4202 years ago
Hi, I am an admin in a geology lab workplace, so I am not overly sure if this would work, but I have seen small, round plastic containers at craft and dollar stores that are often used to hold "seed beads". They are quite cheap and kind-of look like petri dishes. It might be an option for those who want the look but not the cost of a specialty lab products store.
ChrysN (author)  Cleo4202 years ago
Great idea! Thanks for the tip.
action pig2 years ago
As a fellow lab rat (E-coli and yeast cultures) I applaud this idea. Although I would hate to take work home with me...
canucksgirl2 years ago
That's just awesome!
ChrysN (author)  canucksgirl2 years ago
Thanks!
iceng2 years ago
Horrors of radioactive Doom barrel slick sticking to a Geek revisited :-o
ChrysN (author)  iceng2 years ago
Yes, perhaps I should have saved this one for Halloween.
sunshiine2 years ago
What an unusual idea! Thanks for sharing!
sunshiine
mikeasaurus2 years ago
Awesome!
"Mutant bacteria trying to escape" - love!