UCLAiGEM:Notebook/MaterialsProcessing/2015/04/23

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23 April

  • The gels from last time solidified
  • the vortex gel took a full day longer than the pH gel to solidify

  • This time: we made 3 more gels (all 1.5 mL)
  • We casted the gels at 5:40 pm, 23 April.

silk % (w/v)

treatment

Comments

6.4

nothing

6.4

vortexed, max speed, 7 minutes

After vortexing, the solution had particulates floating in it. This may be because the concentration was too high -- the Kaplan protocol recommended going up to only 5% w/v.

0.8

vortexed, max speed, 7 minutes

Yeah, this is hardly any silk at all. We made it to use up the remaining solution that we had left.

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  • We also degummed 2.5 more grams of silk

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