Microbial instructable on the cheap Answered
I'm interested in this instructable on isolating plastic degrading bacteria but the author doesn't appear to be active at the moment.
I have no experience in this area. Any ideas on if/how could perform a valid experiment on the cheap? The only two prohibitively expensive items seem to be an autoclave (I'm assuming I could use a microwave or pressure cooker) and the Hass Broth: The solution used to feed the bacteria containing all their required elements except carbon, which they get from the plastic.
Would it still be a viable experiment if I gave the microbes a banana peel or something and hope they're still hungry for plastic? Also can I get away with using a cheap milligram scale?
I know this isn't a typical type of question but any help would be appreciated. Thanks!