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Counting colonies

It was nice to have a day off, and it gave us a new perspective when coming back to work. I find it nice, and important to step out for a little when I'm working intensively on a project to give my brain the chance to absorb the information, and to rest for a while. Hiking definitely does the trick for me!

Today went smoothly with a lot of data entering and counting colonies on our plates that were incubated at different temperatures. To our surprise, there were many colonies growing on the plates that were incubated at -1.5 degrees Celsius. We thought that our incubation time (6 days) would not be long enough for the colonies to grow in such a low temperature, but they did. At least for the amphipods.

Tomorrow is supposed to be my flight to ice edge, I’m very excited! (Fingers crossed!)

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