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3.9: Capsule Stain

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    Materials

    • 12-18 hour bacterial culture in skim milk broth culture (Enterobacter aerogenes or Serratia marcescens)
    • plain microscope slides (at least 1 per group)
    • Bunsen burners (1 per group)
    • inoculating loops (1 per group)
    • test tube racks (1 per group plus one or more racks to hold cultures)
    • wood test tube clamps/holders (1 per group)
    • small chemical waste containers (1 per group)
    • 1% crystal violet
    • 20% copper sulfate
    • light microscopes (1 per group)
    • colored pencils
    • (if using oil immersion) immersion oil dropper bottles
    • (if using oil immersion) lens paper

    This page titled 3.9: Capsule Stain is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Rosanna Hartline.

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