to determine the bacteria cell shape.
-use clean slide apply 1-2 drops of distilled water
to slide with flamed inoc. loop.
-reflame the loop, transfer small amout of bacteria from medium surface (with water on slide.)
-spread bacteria, water suspension into thin film which covers 3/4 slide surface; reflame loop.
-allow smear to air dry completely
- -heat "fix" smear per oral instruction.
- (make bacteria stick to slide so it wont wash off with water. also it will kill it.)