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#1 Lazlo

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 02:11 PM

I'm looking to buy a stir plate. Some kind of lab surplus link or something would be great. I'm also intersted in other lab supplies if i can get'em cheap. Any help would be great!!!

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 03:23 PM

<font color="0000ff">Ck Ebay. They have tons of lab supplies. I found a page of them by typing in 'stir plate'.</font>

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 03:51 PM

Thanks Sweetness. I checked them out and found a couple different brands. But they just have a plate that you can sit the jar on, it doesn't look stable for quart jars. They also look like they could possibly get my filter material wet. I don't know how they work. I guess i could make something to stick jars to the plate or 2 sided tape or something ghetto like that. Does the plate work in a circular motion or vibratory? The brands were Thermoline and something starting with a B, i can't remember. Anybody familiar with stir plates and how they work?

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 04:04 PM

I think this is the web site to a good lab supplier. www.carolinasupply.com

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 06:13 PM

The stir plate doesn't move. Your jar sits on a plastic shelf and below that is a rotating magnet. You put an iron dowel in the jar with your liquid.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 08:44 PM

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! That's cooooool! Thanks brotha.Posted Image

#7 mycota

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 07:36 AM

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Best toy in world for liquid culture.

Flash froze stir bar, but see cyclone in water.

Once I acquired one, had dozen cultures going like MAD

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 08:54 AM

anyone out there
that can tell/show us
do-it-yourselfers
how to build one ?



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Posted 11 February 2005 - 09:45 AM

If I ever build spore syringes for some silly reason, it will be with my magnetic stir plate. The cap can be set on a wire rack over the jar in front of a flow hood. Let the cap drop its spores right into the swirling water. It saves the step in the middle of making a spore print, thus reducing contamination risks.

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 09:52 AM

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End result looks like this w/2 prints worth of spores.

#11 mycota

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 09:56 AM

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Just hanging a cap in a PC'ed sun tea jar, w/spigot removed & replaced with injection plug, also works well.


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Posted 11 February 2005 - 05:23 PM

Where can i get the stirring rod? Hobby store, or @ the grocery store? Or could i just use a metal bbq skweer or however it's spelled? Or what about steel ball bearings?

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 08:38 PM

<blockquote><hr size=0><!-quote-!><font size=1>quote:</font>

Where can i get the stirring rod? Hobby store, or @ the grocery store? Or could i just use a metal bbq skweer or however it's spelled? Or what about steel ball bearings? <!-/quote-!><hr size=0></blockquote>Posted Image
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Pro grade off eBay @ $7 to $12 bucks each, depending on size & type.

Best & quickest is build your own.

Nails w/head cut off, small bore rubber tubing, RTV high temp silicone sealer gasket material tube (auto parts store.

Cut nails to length, tubing slightly longer, seal ends, cure a day & go for it.

I have 3 store bought stir bars. Started dozen more cultures & inovated these togather.

Works LIKE A CHAMP.


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Posted 11 February 2005 - 09:05 PM

A house-hold phonograph player works well as a starter for a Magnetic Stir-Plate. Detailed step by step instructions can be had in the book "The Construction and Operation of Clandestine Drug Laboratories" by Jack B. Nimble, available from Loompanics Unltd. Basically all one has to do is remove the motor from the turntable and mount this inside a coffee can or other suitable container. The speed of stirring may be adjusted by either using the speed controls that came with the player Posted Image or a fan speed controller (I have ALWAYS burned up the motor trying this one. Your mileage may vary). Pretty Simple Shit!

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 07:55 AM

<blockquote><hr size=0><!-quote-!><font size=1>quote:</font>

Detailed step by step instructions can be had in the book "The Construction and Operation of Clandestine Drug Laboratories" by Jack B. Nimble, available from Loompanics Unltd. <!-/quote-!><hr size=0></blockquote>
hey
i have that book here somewhere,
i'll take a look-see

#16 Lazlo

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 03:28 PM

Cool Mycota! That way it doesn't beat up your jars. Thanks.

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 03:33 PM

i think i saw a similar contraption somewhere once, mycota, where the guy was using a power drill thru the lid to stir with.
magnetic is nicer, imo.

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 03:33 PM

archive material

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 10:50 PM

I have an old blender base that works and have been thinking of ways to use this, and ideas?

#20 jakked

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 11:22 PM

Or coat your metal with Plasti Dip.
http://www.plastidip...umer/index.html






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