Lab 8: Painting with Microbes

This plate was my attempt to draw a turtle on the surface of water. Both bacteria I used appeared on the EMB plate and therefore were both Gram- negative. The bacteria I was using for the water fermented the sugar into an acidic product and therefore appears black and it was originally a dark pink. The bacterium I used for my turtle was originally a whitish color and since it did not ferment lactose it appears to be a light pink.