What is smear preparation?

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A smear preparation is a techniques that is used as a precursor is many different staining techniques.
The smear prep usually calls for the sample bacterium to be placed on a microscope slide (use aseptic technique) with one drop of DI water. Then the slide is allowed to air dry for a few minutes then the slide is passed through a Bunsen burner flame. Use a cloths pin so that you do not burn you hands Only pass the glass microscope slide through the flame not you cloths pin if it is wood it will catch fire. Pass the slide through 3-4 times then you are ready to continue on with your desired staining technique

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