Lidstrom:Pouring Media Plates
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- Put date on plates. Some antibiotics aren't very long lasting.
- For example, Ampicillin plates only last 2-3 weeks. (is there a citation for this? -Janet 2012/07/03)
- Wait to put the antibiotic in until it is cool enough to touch the bottle to your cheek.
- This prevents thermal degradation.
Drew Endy has all the basics here