In a previous post, I discussed how we've forgotten techniques and instruments of the past. These techniques and instruments could come in handy as garage scientists try to build their labs.
In that post, I mentioned that folks keep fruit flies in plastic bottles that look like milk bottles (well, only if you know what a milk bottle looks like, otherwise, it's just another oddly-shaped bottle). In case you're wondering, the use of milk bottles goes back to the days of Thomas Hunt Morgan, the genetics genius who chose the fruit fly as a model organism. Somehow, he and his contemporaries did a ton of great science without the kits and super equipment we have today.
What do you think?
I think these vestiges are really cool and I like seeing them wherever I can (and I have a ton of stories about these vestiges).
Do you know of any more?
Image from wikipedia.