I just swabbed the inside of a microwave and I hope to incubate an agar plate with the sample. Then, I'll be able to see what grows in a microwave! I have no idea what to expect. I wonder if any microorganisms even survive in a microwave.
For my microbiology lab, members of my group are going to swab different areas where we eat/where food is in order to determine which area would have the greatest diversity of microorganisms. The others are swabbing:
- A stove top
- Inside a refrigerator
- The dining table
- Top of an ice cream cooler
- Inside a microwave (me)
We'll just have to wait and see what grows...