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Here Are Some Tools in the Microbiology Laboratory You Need to Know

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Here Are Some Tools in the Microbiology Laboratory You Need to Know

A microbiology laboratory is indeed a dangerous place because there are many microorganisms and also microbes that are there to be sampled. For this reason, self-protection before entering the place is something you must do. The number of microorganisms there makes you have to protect yourself to the fullest. Make sure you use all the safety equipment before enter the microbiologia laboratory.

For all people who work in microbiology laboratories, they must be able to protect themselves by using safety clothing and various other tools so as not to be contaminated with various bacteria or microorganisms that are there. In the laboratory, of course, there are also many tools used. Some of the tools in the microbiology laboratory that you need to know are

1. Inoculating Loop
the inoculum needle serves to move the culture to be planted or grown into new media. The inoculum needle is usually made of nichrome or platinum wire so that it can glow if exposed to heat. The inoculum needle serves to move the culture to be planted or grown into new media. The inoculum needle is usually made of nichrome or platinum wire so that it can glow if exposed to heat.

2. Micropipette
This tool is used to take liquids with a fairly small amount. For example, a micropipette that can be set up in volume (adjustable pipette volume) between 1µl to 20µl, or a micropipette that cannot be adjusted in volume, only one volume option (fixed volume pipette) for example 5 µl micropipette.

3. Reaction Tube
In the microbiology, test tubes are used for biochemical tests and grow microbes. The reaction tube can be filled with solid or liquid media. Solid media that is inserted into the test tube can be arranged into 2 forms according to its function, namely the deep tube agar and the agar slants. To make it tilted, it should be noted about the slope of the media, namely the contact area with the air is not too narrow or not too wide and avoid the media distance that is too close to the mouth of the tube because it increases the risk of contamination.

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