Date: 04/03/2016 at 6:22 p.m.
Crew Biologist: Jesse Stanford
At 10:30 a.m. Dakota Clayton and I began preparing agar plates with Mannitol's Salt Agar and MacConkey's Agar for the mediums.
We began by boiling the MacConkey's Agar until a rolling boil was reached.
At 11:00 a.m. the MacConkey's Agar was poured into nine petri dishes and allowed to set for twenty minutes. At 11:20 p.m. the petri dishes were placed in the incubator at 27 degrees Celsius.
During this time, I washed out the Erlenmyer flask used and began boiling the Mannitol's Salt Agar. The Mannitol's Salt Agar took twenty minutes to boil. Once the agar was ready, it was also poured into nine petri dishes. These dishes were added to the incubator at 12:20 p.m.
Tomorrow swabs will be used at different locations within the Hab. We will then strike the petri dishes with the swabs to test for enteric and staph bacteria.