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

Picture of Innoculate with Bacteria and Mold
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. 
Cleo4203 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)  Cleo4203 years ago
Great idea! Thanks for the tip.
action pig3 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...
canucksgirl3 years ago
That's just awesome!
ChrysN (author)  canucksgirl3 years ago
iceng3 years ago
Horrors of radioactive Doom barrel slick sticking to a Geek revisited :-o
ChrysN (author)  iceng3 years ago
Yes, perhaps I should have saved this one for Halloween.
sunshiine3 years ago
What an unusual idea! Thanks for sharing!
mikeasaurus3 years ago
"Mutant bacteria trying to escape" - love!