There is nothing like the joy of finally getting a piece of lab equipment that you desperately need.
OK, so it was fun messing around with the Poor Man’s Shaking Incubator (see the exclusive video of the prototype in action here). But ultimately it proved unreliable, and I had to abandon that strategy.
You can’t really hold your head up amongst serious microbiologists, though, if you can’t culture your bad-assed bugs in broth. There are things we do that require exponentially doubling bacteria, and for this application, a Petri dish full of agar just doesn’t cut it.
But we managed to scrape together the cash for this beautiful piece of kit – and isn’t there just something magical about a piece of newly-arrived apparatus peeking out of its packing crate?
Welcome, little guy. I’m sure you’ll fit right in here.