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Columbia Copper Experiment Notebook

June, 2012

Friday, 22nd

Outline of activity today:

  • Met with Jason, who showed us how to make A. ferrooxidans liquid media, prepared Copper 1 and 2 samples (with and without bacteria) and placed on shaker. Will be periodically checked until June 25 twice a day for activity.
  • Showed us recipe for solid media, and made enough for two samples, 20 mL (one control with no bacteria). Copper samples were submerged in agarose (see Steven’s pictures). Also learned protocols listed below.

Starting Sample masses:

Orange Apple
Bread Pie

Sample Mass (g) 1 0.0092 2 0.0107

Liquid media and flasks were placed in shaker at 11:35 am, 225 rpm, 30C. Solid media and petri dishes were placed in incubator at 12:42 pm, 30C.

July, 2012