I want to take a sample of skin infection bacteria (I suppose combination of staphylococus, strep, etc) and give it to the doctor for analysis but the appointment is in two weeks. The bacteria will be dead by then, right? Is there any home-made nurturing solution that I can put them in to preserve them until then?
In a lab there are so many ways of doing this. However, at home is a little tricky. This is what I would do:
Keep your bacteria in a liquid media.
Liquid Media: make the media out of NaCl and AS CLEAN AS POSSIBLE (distilled if possible) water (concentration 18g NaCl / L). Place a sample of the bacteria into the solution. Freeze solution with bacteria (-20 degrees C if possible). Take out when wanted.