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- 03-07-2012, 11:10 PM #16
Yes, my SWMBO is also on there.
However, although I am on the register, I have since chosen to move on to other things which I enjoy more. I will shortly be requesting removal from the register, as I don't see myself going back.
I enjoyed the work and doing some good by identifying people's problems (including participating in the on-call/emergency service at night), but I hated the watering-down on new staff's training and qualification requirements, and the bureacracy which gradually crept in during the last government's term in office.
But that's a subject for discussion on another board at another time.
- 03-07-2012, 11:58 PM #17
Yep,it's all internal politics now mine will likely get forced into early retirement,they are having a reshuffle of the path' labs around here with some departments being closed down.
Anyhoo,lets stay cheery onwards & upwards as they say she likes the idea of working on the local mobile library as next career path.
Job satisfaction is important so enjoy your new vocation bud,whatsoever it may beHe who smiles in the face of adversity,has already decided who to blame
Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity
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- 18-07-2012, 07:14 AM #18
Have a search for home tissue culture groups, there are also good instruction videos on youtube
You need to make some simple equipment like a glovebox to keep the germs out, no antibiotics or that are added so things can get mouldy if anything is contaminated
Theres a good book , `plants from test tubes` as well , its good but a bit more complex
The medium is agar, everything is sterilised with milton fluid or sodium hypochlorite , there are basic nutrients added ( and for some plants complex mixtures ) , you can buy the mutrients called `MS medium` , i use `murashige and skoog basal medium with gamborg vitamins` from aldrich chemicals ( but you need a company account to buy from them , you can get it from home tissue culture suppliers on the net
The medium also contains the required mix of hormones, you need to add different blends for different stages, things like cytokinin and indole acetic acid
its all explained in many youtube videos , search home tissue culture
Its great fun, i was doing it for a couple of years and will start again when i get set up in Bulgaria so i have the space
I now make rooting gel pots for myself, you use the agar, with indole acetic acid ( rooting powder concentrate ) , a bit of sugar for nutrient and use it to make rooting jelly pots like they sell in diy stores