May 23, 2005

What is the point..

..of an indelible marker pen, when it rubs off in the freezer, thereby rendering majority of stock cultures unidentifiable. Grr.

Any one with great eyesight able to determine numbers from black splodges? Anyone?


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  1. oh yes, that sucks. hope you'll manage to figure the numbers out somehow. good luck!

    23 May 2005, 16:25

  2. Hmmm, you appear to have found yourself a delible marker pen.
    Tasty.

    23 May 2005, 16:34

  3. Oh dear, they do make special pens for freezer use which don't come rub off…

    Hope you sort out your splodges

    23 May 2005, 16:35

  4. Managed to dye most of my fingers black..

    But I figured all but three of them out (which out of 50 isn't bad!)

    Need pen that can withstand ethanol and freezers.. Where oh where art though pen?

    23 May 2005, 17:59

  5. Try one of the SecurlineŽ Lab Marker pens from this site. Probably not much use to you, but hey.

    23 May 2005, 18:08

  6. $25!!!! You have to be joking!! I knew scientific stuff was expensive, but really…

    Everyone nicks all the pens in our lab, so I'd lose it within 5 min :(

    23 May 2005, 18:12

  7. You should write your name on it with an indelible marker pen :D
    Why would it get rubbed off in the freezer anyway? Unless the bugses have paries in there?

    24 May 2005, 09:44

  8. The pens are black :(

    Don't know why it gets rubbed off in freezer-must be something to do with the formation of ice crystals. You is physicist don't you know??

    Parties? They're probably too tired and cold. But happy :)

    24 May 2005, 11:26

  9. Sounds like me last night (Top B didn't happen). Maybe I should live in a freezer.

    24 May 2005, 12:29

  10. Hmm.. -80? Not conducive to being sociable. Since you are stuck in a little tube (covered in black splodges) with millions of copies of yourself in a box. All v. sci fi…

    24 May 2005, 12:44

  11. Cool (pun only slightly intended). The only thing I'd want to do in that situation is play with the little black splodges…

    24 May 2005, 12:57

  12. But nobody likes the little black splodges. unless they're number shaped. But in that case I suppose you're being nice and taking pity on them, so that's ok then..

    You do have a stock of bad jokes don't you!!

    24 May 2005, 14:34

  13. I think I'll pass up the chance to mention soup or gravy, and go and revise instead.

    24 May 2005, 15:45

  14. heheh

    24 May 2005, 15:50

  15. You're revising already Si? ES386 not till saturday! Truly impressive motivation… And of course he has a stock of bad jokes Anna, he's an engineer – it's in our job description. Memory for bad jokes. You know this from experience :-)

    24 May 2005, 19:37


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