Category Archives: Microbiology

Lactic Acid Fermentation Bacteria: Under the Scope

Well, I got a chance to peek at the bacteria in my sauerkraut and sauerprouts jars! Just as I had expected, the kraut juice had a MUCH higher cell density than the sprouts. The sprout juice was like a desolate … Continue reading

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Lactic Acid Fermentation at Home

I’ve been fermenting a batch of cabbage to make sauerkraut, as well as a batch of Brussels sprouts to make (wait for it)… fermented Brussels sprouts. Yea, turns out there is not a special name for this delicacy. It has … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Phase Contrast Microscopy

This honestly happens to me far too frequently, you’d think I would learn to avoid it or something. I’m just going to say that I get so excited to see my little bacteria under the scope, that I can’t help … Continue reading

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