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by macca
17 Nov 2020, 09:52
Forum: Recipes and Pracs
Topic: Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Re: Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing

Southern Biological are great. www.southernbiological.com

Mastring Antibiotic sets six different antibiotics per ring. Escherichia coli, K-12 strain, live broth. Is what we used this year and used them years ago.
by macca
11 Nov 2020, 14:10
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Electrophoresis Kits
Replies: 18
Views: 1256

Re: Electrophoresis Kits

superbug wrote: 11 Nov 2020, 13:34 Hi Bigmack,
How do we get a hold of the 3D pattern please? I would love the 3D info so we can make it as well.
Thanks
oh yes please that would be great.
by macca
10 Nov 2020, 11:08
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Electrophoresis Kits
Replies: 18
Views: 1256

Re: Electrophoresis Kits

wow congratulation that looks great!!!
by macca
06 Nov 2020, 12:24
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: Chemical Sump/Pit
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Chemical Sump/Pit

We have sump/pit don't think anyone has ever pumped it out since I've been here 25 years it's connected to the Art rooms. We had the local councils turn up here about 15 years back demanding to inspect them. Someone along the street had disposed of something they shouldn't have down the sewer. When ...
by macca
05 Nov 2020, 12:13
Forum: Forum Support Desk
Topic: Photo files too big for chemtalk
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Photo files too big for chemtalk

mine are too, Samsung. If you email to yourself save to pictures. Then open pictures file, find your picture, right click on it go to resize picture. Then select mobile picture should work. Save then try to upload should work. If anyones got an easier way please let me know it took me ages to find t...
by macca
22 Oct 2020, 09:07
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: RiskAssess chemical codes
Replies: 42
Views: 5721

Re: RiskAssess chemical codes

Morning everyone, I have been reading with interest about the conflict between CSIS and RiskAssess. I am of the opinion (not knowing what date CSIS was produced) that Philip Crisp makes his bread and butter from RiskAssess and can't afford to be wrong. Having been one of the people who originally c...
by macca
19 Oct 2020, 12:48
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: RiskAssess chemical codes
Replies: 42
Views: 5721

Re: RiskAssess chemical codes

Always in the smaller bottles with Sulfuric and Nitric we stick to 6m maximium and HCl I have one teacher we stick to 6m as well, the other teacher 10M either way haven't had any trouble with pracs. working at a lower molarity. Do need to check as you go Acids may be higher but Sodium Hydroxide is l...
by macca
14 Oct 2020, 09:37
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: RiskAssess chemical codes
Replies: 42
Views: 5721

Re: RiskAssess chemical codes

With the scheduling, I have view laboratory scheduling for 4 weeks up on my screen so I can be organised well in advance. Refresh a couple of times a day.
by macca
13 Oct 2020, 11:20
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: RiskAssess chemical codes
Replies: 42
Views: 5721

Re: RiskAssess chemical codes

Bigmack it's easy! Like I said I love it. Stick to your guns with time frame for ordering and if they are taught to do it properly from the start it will make it so much easier. Watch the video and should be How to use section as well from memory. If there are any problems I don't sign my section un...
by macca
13 Oct 2020, 09:56
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: RiskAssess chemical codes
Replies: 42
Views: 5721

Re: RiskAssess chemical codes

We use Risk Assess and it's up to date, we are a private school and told if we are using then that's what we have to follow, it is designed for Schools. Text books are so out of date by the time they are published or incorrect we have found. Our Teachers were a bit hesitant at first years ago now. T...
by macca
22 Sep 2020, 13:54
Forum: Announcements
Topic: NEW GHS
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Re: NEW GHS

Am I allowed to swear on this site. It might be time to retire how manytimes????
lol
by macca
09 Sep 2020, 15:19
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: swan neck tubes
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: swan neck tubes

Hi macca,

what is the white tube in the pic? Tubing or a straw?
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You can buy from Westlabs as well, I guess we can promote them
https://www.westlab.com.au/labware/labw ... 0mm---10pk
by macca
09 Sep 2020, 09:34
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: swan neck tubes
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: swan neck tubes

Love my Westlab Equip. no breakage
by macca
26 Aug 2020, 11:08
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Microbiology
Replies: 9
Views: 2925

Re: Microbiology

Firstly we are in stage 3 where I am so no plates atm. I ALWAYS pretend we have grown the plague and act accordingly. A microbiologist came in to talk to our students once and told me human viruses need blood agar to grow. Most of our growths are mould, bacteria, and fungi. Yes we are still going a...
by macca
20 Aug 2020, 12:35
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Microbiology
Replies: 9
Views: 2925

Re: Microbiology

I feel like I'm constantly asking for reassurance this year. We have year 10 student research projects being done at home. Our HT has given the okay for microbiology to be done at home students purchasing agar plates from companies etc., some of the disposal methods and techniques are less than favo...
by macca
14 Aug 2020, 15:08
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Graduate Teacher
Replies: 0
Views: 701

Graduate Teacher

Hi Brains Trust,

We are looking for Graduate Teachers for Science next year.

Can anyone help us out? past students that you know are finishing Uni, or 1st, 2nd year out that are looking for a country change.

Waiting with hope! Please pm
by macca
03 Aug 2020, 10:02
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bee Hive
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Bee Hive

Okay Brains Trust, We are a non-agricultural High School. I've got a teacher wanting to purchase a Bee Hive, with no prior experience but willing to learn! My automatic response is no, with not only teachers and students being alergic to Bees and little reference to syslabus apart from pollination. ...
by macca
01 Jul 2020, 09:45
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Plastic dropper bottles
Replies: 6
Views: 1982

Re: Plastic dropper bottles

I get mine from Hains Educational
by macca
05 Jun 2020, 10:24
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Policies
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

Re: Policies

Lyn

I would love a copy of the guidlines if you can find it. Just looking at the Science Assist at the moment, will need to compress down and adapt to our school I think they'll never read all that information. I'll pm you

Thanks
by macca
05 Jun 2020, 09:55
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Policies
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

Re: Policies

Yeah sorry, private school and meant Standard Operating Procedure, doing other policies and procedures at the moment as well. I'm doing cert lV W.H & S for School, so I can incorporate into my course. I'll have a look at the Science Assist. With the increase in teen suicide and self harm, really nee...