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Postby julia1234 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:10 pm

I made the Gel Electrophores using food coloring. My question is now that it is done, it is wet, and if I move it the DNA Food Coloring will get all messed up, How can she take it to school? :shock:
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Re: Science Project

Postby julia1234 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:04 pm

ANYONE OUT THERE?
:cry:
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Re: Science Project

Postby julia1234 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:01 am

How do I read a reply. It says I have one reply but I cannot see it
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Re: Science Project

Postby calebrichter » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:50 pm

Have you already run the dyes into the gel? If so the dyes should stay in the gel as you move it as long as you're careful. It would probably be a good idea to cover it with saran wrap to prevent it from drying out. Otherwise you could just take a picture of the results if moving the gel is a problem.

Or do you mean that you've loaded the dyes into the wells of the gel and want to transport the gel to school for running it? In that case, moving the gel might not work without disturbing the dyes. You would probably have to take the cast gel to school and then load the dyes into it.

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Re: Science Project

Postby dpututor » Thu May 08, 2014 7:00 am

I agree with Caleb, gels are incredibly fragile and because normal food coloring is not very dense, it is likely that the food coloring will spread out of the wells upon movement. In the future I would recommend running the gel at your school.
I hope you were able to figure out a different way to successful transport your gel!

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