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Re: Petrie Dishes... and other incubation containers
Lots of good substitutes, here, but I like the real thing. They stack and have
huge surface to volume ratio. The lid design keeps out junk but allows extra
free flow of oxygen. They can be sealed air tight with electrical vinyl tape,
too, to store damp peat eggs (if gestation is less than a few weeks).
I buy a long bag of 20 plastic Petrie dishes for about $5 at Lab Pro in
Sunnyvale. I'm sure most larger urban areas have some form of retail chemical
supply outlet that will sell them in modest quantities. Check the yellow
"Donna M. Recktenwalt" wrote:
> My personal choice is baby food jars. Clean easily, and can be run through
> the dishwasher when required. Labels on the caps keep track of species and
> dates. When fry hatch, just pour them into alarger container, add a sprig of
> java moss, and you're on your way.
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