Saturday, January 19, 2013

My microscope and sourkrout

This is the microscope that I use. At the price it seems like a steal. It makes me wonder if name brand microscopes are over priced

Below is a video I made with this microscope yesterday. This video shows yeasts and bacteria in my home made raw sour krout. I can't ID the bacteria but they could be Lactobacillus. Several kinds of bacteria come and go in the process of making sour krout. This Krout was fermented for about one week.  These are so called "probiotics" that are supposed to be good for you.

 Magnification is x2,000 the large roundish things are yeast, the smaller rod shaped things swimming in the background are bacteria.  Click on the picture of the microscope above to view it on