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I know this sounds weird...

I prefer the glass ones. Although they are more expensive it seems as if the water doesn't evaporate as quickly and the eggs can breath a little better. I have also found that some of my frogs prefer glass to plastic. I am not the only one who has noticed this.

I use film canisters for my thumbnails, but for everyone else I use glass petri dishes.

Another nice thing, you can bleach them and toss them in the diswasher without worring about bleach getting absorbed into the glass.

Another nice thing, the glass ones are very sturdy and have higher lips so eggs don't slide off easily.

Melis
 

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Melissa,

If you live anywhere close to a university, you might want to ask around their biology dept. for any excess glassware. I know I sometimes get notices from our department about spare glassware up for grabs (I'm at a university in Canada). You might be able to even get film canister sized beakers for your thumbnails.

So far, I've gust used plastic lids in my tank, but I'm currently trying to get my Azureus to take care of the developing tads and deposit them in the water feature.
 
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I got glass

I bought both large and small glass petri dishes from Fantasticfrogs.com. I thought they were really reasonable.

$3.00 3.5" dia x 5/8" deep Large

$2.50 2.6" dia. x .37" dia. deep Small with lid

For my coco hut the large weren't large enough and the small were too small :? My guys do not like the small one in their hut.
I figured there will be lots of use for them, so I have 6 of each size. Now I just carry a large one around with me in my purse trying to find a coco hut to fit over it nicely. I am sure that I look odd trying them on for size :lol:
Rhonda
 
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I use Pringles potato chip lids,they fit perfectly inside a coco hut.
I was on break at work eating them and,of course, my mind drifted to my frogs.
NO, I don't work for the company :lol: :lol:
Mark Wilson
 
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tissue culture labs online sell glass bacteria petrie dishes for good prices :) also carolina bio supply has them, but they kinda want alot...
 
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