My college Botany instructor gave each of us a culture to collect fungi spores and/or bacteria to grow until our next class on Thurday, Nov. 12. Immediately my thought was to make this chicken related. After thinking for a minute, I have decided to incubate my culture dish in my Little Giant stryofoam incubator for the week. The incubator is set at 99.4* as of 6:45 pm Nov. 5, 2009. It has been cleaned, but not detailed. I have included a picture of my incubator. Please note that it was kept in my Grandpa's shop for several years and has grease stains on the outside. It has a brand new thermostat (the new-fangled kind, not a wafer) and is in great working order considering that is 12 years old. Here is a picture of the culture medium before being placed in the incubator: PDA Culture (Potato Dextrose Sugar - common medium for cultivating fungi) Old Trusty (For those curious - 1 cord is for power, 1 cord is for a computer fan used to convert it to a forced air.) The lid will be taken off of the dish in the incubator and allowed to sit uncovered for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, the lid will be placed back on the dish and will be sealed with lab film. It will be left undisturbed for the duration of the project. I will be taking time elapse photos (at least twice during this experiment) to see what was in my incubator. Keep checking back for updates.