made the medium today!
since it was my first time i wasn't really sure about much and may have screwed up here and there but all in all i think i did pretty well.
some things i did wrong, so apparently for subculture you need 2 tablespoons and i didn't notice that at first so i thought it was 1 tablespoon oh well :/ i cut the recipe down by half because 1. don't have that many jars and 2. don't want to use all of it and screw up on the first try. so i'm guessing i put about 0.7-8 tablespoons of sugar? ehehe
secondly.... the instructions say to add food coloring first, but since i was using ph strips i realized i probably should have put it AFTERWARDS since the light tint may have screwed with the colors.
and one thing i didn't consider was what if the ph of the solution was WAY over or under the range the ph strips showed? since im using narrow range ph strips i don't think i'd be able to tell. oh well fingers crossed! hopefully this works!
btw... im using this on TC elatine hydropiper i got from frank at ADG so for now im just doing subculture. this TC stuff is so strenuous! >
and last thing was i gave my pinch, smidgen, dash spoons away to someone couple months ago because i figured i wouldn't need them LOL well I didn't want to go buy another set and it wouldn't arrive on time anyways so i just used my thumb and index finger for a "pinch"
there are alternatives to agar however, you can use sand that's been boiled or you can use coffee filter paper. the main thing is for the plant to not drown in the medium and it should be supported while having contact to the nutrients.