Bacteria nasty: Photo shows what germs on your hand actually look like
The result is spooky, to say the least, and comes after the boy
had been playing outside.
Tasha Sturm took sterile plates and a trypticase soy agar – used to grow bacteria – to capture his handprint. All it took was a day in a dish, kept at slightly below 3 degrees Celsius, followed by several more days at room temperature. The result, which she submitted to MicrobeWorld, was an art piece bursting with color… and millions of little things that inhabit our body without us noticing.