Part 1 of Michell Almacen’s shots (Bacteria specimens)

today’s album feature is so cool :))

its 2 of the thing i love the most… pictures and (not bacteria) science

these are photo’s of Chack’s agar experiment with bacterias :))

a little bit about chak, she’s a lomographer too! we have the same model of cam, holga ❤ hers is red, mine is green 🙂

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(i just wish she’s online right now, i dont know how to label these. hahaha)

OKay, she told me the Bacteria is called Alcaligenes faecalis which is

An environmental bacterium which colonizes moist areas in hospitals and may transiently colonize the skin Mode of transmission Contaminated medical devices and fluids–eg, IV, hemodialysis, irrigation, disinfectants; often a contaminant, A faecalis may be isolated from blood, sputum, and urine, especially in immunocompromised hosts

McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

and when I asked her what kind of agar she used for this

its…

blood agar (this must really bore you… haha! sorry, actually im not sorry… im really excited about this…)

which is…

 Blood agar plate (BAP) Contains mammalian blood (usually sheep or horse), typically at a concentration of 5–10%. BAP are enriched, differential media used to isolate fastidious organisms and detect hemolytic activity.

(from wikipediayeah, i know that’s real smart of me :p

 and Macconkey agar (which, i only knew what is, when i searched for it right now)

is a culture medium designed to grow Gram-negative bacteria and stain them for lactose fermentation.

It contains bile salts (to inhibit most Gram-positive bacteria, except Enterococcus and some species of Staphylococcus i.e. Staphylococcus aureus), crystal violet dye (which also inhibits certain Gram-positive bacteria), neutral red dye (which stains microbes fermenting lactose),lactose and peptone.

again from wikipedia 

so, now you know what they are, you can check out the pictures now…

(yeah, realize these really needs labels, I’m going to edit for that later when I talk to chak)

bacteria grew well on this one

i wish she got a side view, si could see if the culture made a lump… (hey chak? do you have that?)

isnt these awesome??

nice pictures of bacteria … (that did not sound right at all)

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