Can I culture the bacteria in my house?

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Can I culture the bacteria in my house?
« on: 05/08/2010 15:39:04 »
I always wanted to test to see what bugs I have around the house, especially my keyboard. I've heard you can use gelatine and petrie dishes to grow cultures but is this wise/safe? Would I be able to ID the bugs from the cultures grow?
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Re: Can I culture the bacteria in my house?
« Reply #1 on: 11/08/2010 07:20:20 »
I dont know what you would expect to see as it will be mostly fecal coliforms  [:)] you would need more that gelatine I would think though. perhaps think of using diluted vegemite/promite/marmite type products as they contain extracts that should cover most bases of nutrient requirements.