The record player has been rescued, the incubator designed, and the microbiome records fabricated. Now, time to bring everything to life!
First, is the question of how microbiome samples from different parts of the body grow, in various conditions. During this phase of experimentation, we attempted to culture the microbiome on various mediums at different temperatures, ultimately settling on a solid agar medium and a combination of incubation and room temperature settings.
Then, how to replicate these results on our unique record plates? This second part involving the pouring of the agar medium into these plates, and then replicating results once more, but at the community lab.