Lab Skills Quiz: Simple Smear

1. When heat fixing a bacterial smear, you should
heat the slide for 30 seconds
heat the slide for 1 minute
heat the slide for 2 minutes
pass the slide briefly through the flame 2 or 3 times
pass the slide through the flame 5-6 times

2. When making a smear from agar, you should
first place a drop of water on the slide
heat fix the slide to just short of red hot
use as much culture as possible
heat fix the slide while it is still wet


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