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Gram Stain and Bacterial Morphology Kit (with perishables)

Product Highlights
  • Prepare bacteria smear slides to determine the morphology of 4 bacterial species
  • Conduct Gram staining to distinguish between bacterial types
  • For 32 students in 8 groups
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Bacteria stain differently because they vary in cell-wall composition. This easy-to-use Gram stain kit allows you to view Gram-positive bacteria (blue) versus Gram-negative bacteria (pink) for bacteriological identification. Kit is designed with bacterial cultures that represent all 3 bacterial morphologies (rods, spheres, and spirals) so students can use classification to identify the bacteria. Requires the use of a microscope with an oil immersion lens (not included). Activity takes 45 min to complete. Kit includes detailed instructions and ships with perishable materials included.

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Shipping Information or Purchase Restrictions
  • Exclamation icon This item is sold and shipped to schools and businesses only. Not available to individuals or residential addresses. Visit our Login & Registration page to learn how to create a Login and link it to an approved school or business account. Limited Qty: Flammable Liquid - This product is/contains a limited quantity of a DOT regulated hazardous material. This item will not incur a hazmat fee when shipped by ground. Orders shipping to HI and AK are subject to review and may incur additional shipping charges. This item contains living or perishable material and ships via 2nd Day or Overnight delivery.
What’s Included:
  • Bacillus megaterium Culture (Gram+ rods) 
  • Escherichia coli Culture (Gram– rods) 
  • Micrococcus luteus Culture (Gram+ spheres) 
  • Rhodospirillum rubrum Culture (Gram– spirals) 
  • 1 Gram Iodine, 30 mL
  • 1 Denatured Ethanol, 95%, 500 mL
  • 1 Hucker Ammonium Oxalate Crystal Violet, 30 mL
  • 1 Safranin Counterstain, 30 mL
  • 1 Plastic Medicine Dropper
  • 2 Disposable Pipets
  • 72 Microscope Slides
  • 60 Inoculation Loops
  • 1 Autoclave Disposal Bag
  • 32 Clothespins
  • 1 Immersion Oil
  • 1 Glass-Marking Pencil
  • 1 Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide
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Needed But Not Included:
  • 8 Microscopes with 100× Objective Oil Immersion Lens
  • 8 Bunsen Burners or Alcohol Burners
  • 8 Wash Bottles with Tap Water
  • 8 400-mL Beakers (for waste containers)
  •  Absorbent Paper
  •  Bleach or Ethanol, 70%
  •  Autoclave (if available, for disposal procedures)
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