I am preparing competent cells, and I finished inoculating a single colony in SOB. It has been incubating at 37 degrees Celsius for almost 16 hours since, and it's getting very late where I live. I wanted to do the large-scale inoculation a few (at least 7) hours from now instead of right away, but I do not want the cells to start dying. Can I take the cells out of the incubator and leave the cells in room temperature? I'm hesitant about this because even at room temperature, wouldn't cells still be growing, making it possible for cells to die as well? What extra steps, if any, should I take before using the cells?