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Direct Microscopic Mounts or Squash Preparations

  • Using sterile technique, remove a small portion of the colony with an inoculation needle
  • Mount in a drop of lactophenol cotton blue on a clean microscope slide
  • Cover with a coverslip
  • Squash the preparation with the butt of the inoculation needle
  • Blot off the excess fluid.
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