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Re: Petri dishes for egg incubation
I have found that the Ziploc one cup plastic containers work well . They are the
reusable/disposable ones that come 6 in a pack. They are sturdy, have tight
fitting lids and stack nicely. They are easy to cleanout and seem to be ideal
for keeping eggs in. Not too expensive either. I use the removeable sticky
labels to mark whats in them and just peel off the label when I am ready to use
it for another batch of eggs.
"Katz, Sue" wrote:
> Well guys, having been ribbed twice, about my 'legitimate use'
> comment, I should reply. I know that I was being ribbed and have had a good
> laugh about it. But perhaps my language represents my distrust of using
> petri dishes for fish egg incubation.
> I considered using petri dishes when I first started keeping killies
> (I would never have a problem with supply), but very quickly decided I did
> not want to use them. As Mach pointed out, reusing these polystyrene
> dishes is probably not a good idea, since disinfecting them is iffy - I'm
> not sure I trust even my beloved chlorox to do the trick sufficiently where
> my fish are concerned. Petri dishes don't seal very tightly (you do not
> want to know how many times I have had fruit flies in my bacterial cultures)
> and the durned lids fall off of them making identification a problem.
> Having said all that, I know many people do use them and get good results.
> I choose not to. For space reasons, as well as not having to worry
> about decontamination to reuse, I chose to use the little 1 or 2 oz sauce
> cups with lids; I can stack them, check them easily and discard them
> without having to clean for reuse. And no fruit fly is going to get into
> them. And I can keep my more fragile babies in them when hatched for a day
> or two to make sure they are eating and thriving.
> Sue Katz
> >> Despite some peoples contention to the contrary, some of us
> think that
> > incubating killie eggs is a legitimate reason. ;^) >>
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