View Single Post
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 01-04-2017, 01:05 PM
chris-md's Avatar
chris-md chris-md is offline
Senior Member
Parrots:
Parker - male Eclectus Aphrodite - red throated conure (RIP)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Maryland - USA
Thanks: 1,019
Thanked 3,928 Times in 1,652 Posts
chris-md is on a distinguished road
Re: Let's do science! Experiment A: SPROUTING

Kentuckienne, I am a biologist by training, so I have experience in biological experimental design.

Not to belabor the point (understand I'm not at all trying to be nasty or come at you, just adding the actual biological experience here), but my contribution here is to temper your expectations - not necessarily dissuade you from doing it. You aren't able to correctly identify the bacteria you are culturing - last checked you don't have a several thousand dollar DNA sequencer. If you can't even identify what you are culturing you cannot draw any valid conclusions.

Microbiology is fickle that way. As you somewhat implied yourself when you acknowledged no biological experience above, biology is not chemistry.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to chris-md For This Useful Post:
Anansi  (01-05-2017), Dinosrawr (01-05-2017), plumsmum2005 (01-05-2017)