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  • steve_w PRO 10y

    Nice colours...
  • Rob PRO 10y

    I agree, despite the tag 'faec' :)
  • Leo Reynolds PRO 10y

    I never cultured for real but I loved running round swabbing things like toilet seats and hand rails and comparing what would grow when I was being taught microbiology. I never touch hand rails or door handles. Or toilet seats come to think of it unless I have to:)

    Great colours here. Is it the reaction of the colonies with the medium creating the colours?
  • Taro Taylor PRO 10y

    Truly motile! Great colours and shapes!!
  • Esther Simpson PRO 10y

    Leo: yup, it's Hektoen agar...
  • John Keogh PRO 10y

    Groovy colours
  • Esther Simpson PRO 10y

    Thanks :) I thought it was very traffic-lighty...
  • quadrapop PRO 10y

    one learns so much browsing flickr...
  • Jason 10y

    I'm still a bio student.. and I haven't seen hektoen before.. looks very interesting :)
  • Denise Chan 10y

    What accomplished wee creatures! What are they?
    And I was just going to say it was traffic-lighty, too! :)
  • Adrian Mars PRO 10y

    Good photo friday choice
  • phdstudent 9y

    Funky plate! Hektoen agar is cool stuff.
  • ~holly 9y

    Great plate!
  • miss joey ♥ 6y


    We love the whole world, it's such a pretty place ♥
    And your photo reminds us of why it is so beautiful! We would love it if you can share your photo with the rest of Beautiful Biology
    Please share your view of our world with us!
  • Kevin 6y

    I love the colors with Hektoen enteric agar! I like how this plate has such a nice gradient.

    I recently photographed a colony on blood agar that I have not identified. Any thoughts on what it might be?
    Blood Agar smear by lizardguy
  • Esther Simpson PRO 6y

  • Cleaner Science 5y

    Wow! Amazing shot.
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