The large-scale production of nutrient rich culture media is prepared in a steam-jacketed specialist media maker. This allows up to 40 litres per batch to be prepared twice weekly to the recipe above.
Technical support is provided for media preparation including training staff from other departments within the Faculty of Science.
Vials and bottles available:
ICRF bottles with cotton wool bungs
Used for all stock expansion and for any bottles in the 18oC culture room.
Straight sided bottles with foam bungs
Used for the short term experiments and pupa/larvae collection.
Stock vials (ST)
Larger volume of medium for longer term use in taller vials, cardboard trays, labelled ST.
Experimental vials (Exp)
Small volume of medium for experiments in short vials, metal trays, labelled Exp.