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liquid drops in lids of worm plates -

R. John Lye rjl6n at uva.pcmail.virginia.edu
Fri Mar 10 08:12:19 EST 1995

> a very simple, but sometimes quite important issue:
> Liquid drops in the lid of worm plates.
> I would like to know what your experiences are with
> storing and incubating worm plates.
> We tend to get a lot of liquid in the lids.  Clearly
> the overall "wetness" of the plates plays a role.  Nevertheless,
> storage conditions (cold room, or r.t.) play a role too.

In my (admittedly limited) experience there are two things
that you can do to help with this problem.  Generally, I've
found that if you're getting lots of water on the lids, its
due to pouring the plates while the agar is still too warm.
So, try cooling the agar for a little longer before pouring.
Second, drying the plates at room temp for a couple of days
at room temperature before putting them at 4 degrees seems
to help, too.  

good luck,

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