shoot i got too busy but anyhow, here are the pictures of the materials
here are the baby food jars (6oz) with the regular lids and the magenta b caps (same thing as the phyto caps)
as you can see... the caps are actually like push on. At first i thought they screwed on but i guess not, it slides on very snugly and feels legit.
beer ph testing strips. these were cheap, 8 dollars shipped from ebay and since i need a ph of 5.7 this is perfect because the color differences are VERY obvious and it's a narrow range
vinegar, 70% rubbing alcohol, new SS forceps from carol, and graduated plastic pipettes for the hormones
here's laboratory grade agar i bought from ebay but apparently it's much more "professional" than what's needed for TC :P it was pretty cheap so it doesn't really matter. the purpose of agar is to thicken the MS solution and keep the explant from sinking. People are reported using coffee filter paper to be successful as well since it still delivers the medium to the explant and surports it.
plant hormones and the MS+vitamins, PPM, and agar from Carol
I bought 30 ml of agar from the company that makes ppm (plant preservative mixture) and it was 1 dollar/ml. very expensive x_x so as a note to those who want to try TC, just buy it from Carol on kitchen culture kits. she rebottles them into smaller 10 ml leak proof bottles as pictured. The hormone concentrations are 1 g/L and are likewise bottled in leak proof bottles. The hormones and MS and ppm and Agar MUST BE