Tryptone Soya Agar with TTC* and Rose Bengal Agar; Rose Bengal is a selective Agar for yeasts and moulds. This slide offers a total count on one side and yeasts and moulds on the other.
It comes in a pack size of 10 slides per box (minimum order of 5 boxes). The slide has a flexible paddle and is located in a shatterproof container.
Tryptone Soya Agar with TTC - This agar features red spot dye which makes it easy to view and count colonies. TSA detects and shows growth for a wide variety of fastidious and non fastidious organisms. It is a general purpose agar that can detect both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. This agar is often used for environmental testing. TSA will give a total count.
Rose Bengal Agar - This agar is selective for yeasts and moulds. It is very often used to test cosmetics and food samples. Antibiotic content in this agar may suppress bacterial growth.
Simply remove the dipslide and immerse in the sample for approx 10 seconds. Remove dipslide and allow to drain for a few seconds, then replace the slide back into the tube and incubate for a minimum of 24 hours (up to a maximum of 120 hours).
A comparison chart is included so you can easily compare your results.
Hello, I would like to know if these tubes can be considered for application in the yield of paintings? Also when you say dual-sided, I find it a bit confusing to understand and wanted to be sure if each tube possesses one side which works for bacteria AND one side which work for fungi/ yeasts? Or in a box of 10 tubes are there 5 tubes for bacteria and 5 for yeasts/ fungi?
In advance thanks for your answer.
|A||Hello, Regarding liquid paint, due to the pigment in the paint, you may not be able to see growth on the dipslide properly as the paint may cause a colour barrier making it difficult to interpret results. The alternative is to test dry paint flakes. However, maintaining sterility with this method is difficult so we only suggest testing raw materials of paints due to the concerns above. Surfaces of dry paintings could be tested using the surface testing method. Each dipslide has an agar on both sides. These can be the same agar or two different ones depending on the dipslide (10 slides per box - all slides have an agar on both sides of the slide). So this slide would have 10 slides with TSA on one side of the dipslide and Rose Bengal on the other side.|
|Q||Hello - would you re-incubate the dipslide after 48hour reading for TVC upto 5 days for the yeast/ mould count?|
|A||Yes, after 48 hours, you can take the TSA side reading then continue to incubate for up to 72 hours (120 hours in total) for the Rose Bengal side.|