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by MariaQ
18 Feb 2021, 07:10
Forum: Biology, Physics...
Topic: microscope recomendations
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: microscope recomendations

After years of buying cheaper ones from Serrata/ MTA and having cheap plastic parts that disintegrate when used, specifically the fuse holder, and difficulty with replacement lamps that are built in, I have now been buying Motic, much more expensive but the quality is obvious and much better service...
by MariaQ
16 Feb 2021, 11:35
Forum: Recipes and Pracs
Topic: Hydrochloric Acid
Replies: 10
Views: 827

Re: Hydrochloric Acid

This is tricky, because you dont have a blank to start with, Id just label it 1M and make up another batch of 2M, much easier process! MariaQ
by MariaQ
12 Nov 2020, 08:30
Forum: Recipes and Pracs
Topic: Making Electro magnets
Replies: 8
Views: 2298

Re: Making Electro magnets

Ok next question, I have a little of the cotton covered copper wire, but not enough. Does anybody know where I can purchase this? Did a quick goggle search and not much came up.....MariaQ :thumbup:
by MariaQ
11 Nov 2020, 11:22
Forum: Recipes and Pracs
Topic: Making Electro magnets
Replies: 8
Views: 2298

Re: Making Electro magnets

:giggle: Thanks Bigmack for such a detailed reply! Awesome :wink2:
by MariaQ
11 Nov 2020, 09:36
Forum: Recipes and Pracs
Topic: Making Electro magnets
Replies: 8
Views: 2298

Making Electro magnets

Hi Peeps,

Just wondering do most of your teachers want the students to make their own electro magnets with insulated copper wire? Just seems such a waste to me making new coils every year :-( what does everyone else do?

MariaQ
by MariaQ
30 Oct 2020, 12:05
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Electrophoresis Kits
Replies: 18
Views: 2200

Re: Electrophoresis Kits

Hi Ive got the Bluegel one, it does run with just dyes and is quick to run, good video on how to prepare the gels and buffer etc, MariaQ
by MariaQ
23 Oct 2020, 09:04
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Incubator or oven
Replies: 13
Views: 3478

Re: Incubator or oven

Ive just purchased a new oven from Scientrific, its IEC brand so good Australian product, it was around $1300- MariaQ
by MariaQ
13 Oct 2020, 13:36
Forum: Safety with Chemicals
Topic: RiskAssess chemical codes
Replies: 42
Views: 7842

Re: RiskAssess chemical codes

Totally agree with you Merilyn1, we have a duty of care, if we know there is more up to date information than CSIS it should be used, who would blindly follow a document that is so out of date.....MariaQ
by MariaQ
31 Aug 2020, 12:18
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: Repairs to Science equipment
Replies: 30
Views: 18385

Re: Repairs to Science equipment

Anybody ever have an incubator repaired? The heating element seems to not be working its about 8 yrs old. Still in very good nick if you dont want heat :cheesy: MariaQ
by MariaQ
21 Aug 2020, 15:08
Forum: Chemistry and Labware - General
Topic: Microbiology
Replies: 9
Views: 3523

Re: Microbiology

It would be a huge thumbs down from me as well, and Id definitely report to your WHS....BUT if you have a teacher that insists on it, Id insist on a risk assessment that the parents, student and teacher all signed and possibly arrange for them to bring to school the finished product in a sealed bag ...
by MariaQ
03 Aug 2020, 13:18
Forum: The Lab Tech Position
Topic: What is the name of your roles
Replies: 14
Views: 4907

Re: What is the name of your roles

Im in an independant School in NSW, Im a Lab Tech and thats how I like it, I have a science degree, Im not an assistant. MariaQ
by MariaQ
07 May 2020, 12:38
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: Heating Mantles
Replies: 6
Views: 2662

Re: Heating Mantles

Great thanks heaps Bigmack !
by MariaQ
07 May 2020, 11:43
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: Heating Mantles
Replies: 6
Views: 2662

Re: Heating Mantles

Hey Bigmack, how long have you had this roughly? Any problems? Cheers MariaQ
by MariaQ
06 May 2020, 20:44
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: Heating Mantles
Replies: 6
Views: 2662

Heating Mantles

Hi Guys, just looking for recommendations for heating mantles. We have some ceramic type ones, they have been here longer than me, over ten years and when used constantly trip the power. From my understanding this is due to the ceramic absorbing moisture over time and then when plugged in for use ca...
by MariaQ
12 Mar 2020, 07:50
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: MTA products going downhill fast?
Replies: 24
Views: 9157

Re: MTA products going downhill fast?

I am disappointed with the service at MTA. I have sent multiple emails to seek assistance to 3 different people (our assigned sales support person, technical person and general sales enquiry) over a period of a month and have as yet to hear from any of them. I will not be using MTA for any of our o...
by MariaQ
18 Feb 2020, 07:24
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: MTA products going downhill fast?
Replies: 24
Views: 9157

Re: MTA products going downhill fast?

Find that some supplier overcharged on some wares. It pays to shop around with all suppliers and ask for a discount. I always do this, the issue here is that they have misrepresented with photos the item ordered compared to the item sent, and BTW Im still waiting for a reply to my email........ :oo...
by MariaQ
12 Feb 2020, 13:23
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: MTA products going downhill fast?
Replies: 24
Views: 9157

Re: MTA products going downhill fast?

No same price! And they still haven't answered my email asking for a Reply Paid address to return them to. In fact I have had trouble with follow up with MTA with a previous issue. I've been buying all my glassware from Westlab for years, much better quality, but Westlab don't always have the more "...
by MariaQ
11 Feb 2020, 08:47
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: MTA products going downhill fast?
Replies: 24
Views: 9157

Re: MTA products going downhill fast?

Thing is, I didn't think I was buying cheap, I was buying what I saw in the catalogue which matched my previous purchase. What they provided was different which is almost deception, how many people would just accept it and not complain about being sent a cheaper inferior product? Not good business p...
by MariaQ
07 Feb 2020, 11:53
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: MTA products going downhill fast?
Replies: 24
Views: 9157

Re: MTA products going downhill fast?

Yes agree with the login! The waste of my time is what annoys me the most, and that I have to justify why I'm returning and why I shouldn't have to pay postage! Thing is the invoice hasn't been paid, and I wont pay for the other items until they sort this out. I stopped buying a lot of stuff from Se...
by MariaQ
07 Feb 2020, 09:59
Forum: Sourcing Materials & Eq Repairs
Topic: MTA products going downhill fast?
Replies: 24
Views: 9157

MTA products going downhill fast?

Hi Guys, I have a few issues with MTA who took over Serrata, just putting this out there so others are warned. Just recieved a purchased 5 x 50 metre tapes, the picture on the website is exactly what I have ordered previously, but the ones they have sent are not as pictured and no where near the qua...