Archive for June, 2010


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Hereby some images of last weeks class.

-Plant DNA
-Nice contamination
-Modified butterfly wing
-The butterfly itself (has some really nice detail when zoomed in!)



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As I promised in class, here is the ashera cat and the website/company that sell it. Go to hypoallergenic pets to see the how to make an allergen free pet!


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Week 7 Friday, June 11


  Prepare the short stories science fiction book for the solar fish project response presentation on Saturday.

DNA extraction from plants.

DNA extraction from our own cells.

Projects in Art and Biology presentation and discussion.

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Week 6 Friday, June 4


Animal Experimentation The use of live animals in art.

Use of human biological material in art.

Ethical and safety issues.

Discussion about the response to the solar fish project ideas.

Completion the streptomyces experiment

Guest: Luis Graca,  (confirmed)

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Plant experiment

Oops… This happened to the plant experiment, after I left them in the sun… without water… Luckely this was a ‘home experiment’ because who knows which plant-activists I might have got after me when it was done in the lab ; )

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the flies



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green jewelry

plant results after 2 weeks. from left to right: from little finger to thumb: Alfalfa, “tuinkers”, sugar pees, dwarf beans , Sun flowers.

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Hereby some pictures from the plates I incubated at home. In the beginning the plate incubated in the cellar didn’t have much growth, but these are the results after a month. From the coloured bacteria I took a swap with a toothpick and inoculated them on a new plate. Unfortanetly some fungi liked the new plate as well….. I did another experiment with fruit (orange, strawberry, blue berry and a white grape) and got nice orange bacteria from the orange and a yellow bacteria from the grape.

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