Culture tubes in different sizes available with us

Culture tubes

Information on culture tubes

Example of a culture tube

As its name suggests, different things can be grown in culture tubes, for example cuttings, but also organisms such as bacteria.

Renes Glastechniek can manufacture culture tubes in different sizes for you, as well as different types of glasses. If needed, you may refer to the page on flat-bottom tubes.

What is a glass culture tube?

These glass test tubes are made of high quality, tested and approved materials. Far from being fragile thanks to the thickness of their walls, they can be found in different diameters and different heights according to the intended use. The bottoms of the culture tube may be conical, flat or rounded. As they are transparent, one can easily follow the evolution of the cultures.

Who can use glass culture tubes?

Professionals of in vitro crop cultivation in all industries: fruit-growing, ornamental, wine or even forestry. Florists, nurserymen, arborists, horticulturists or growers may use culture tubes. Seaweed farmers also appreciate the absence of external pollution such as dust, insects or pollutants left by birds and rains, since the tubes are completely sealed.

What are the uses and benefits of a culture tube?

The culture tube offers the option of varying parameters to optimize productions or obtain new plants without having to use too much material. On the other hand, it allows the culture to remain sterile since it is a 100% controlled and protected medium, thus avoid mixing the different strains. The device is completely sealed. Photosynthesis can be carried out exclusively by natural light or with the help of artificial light when an external laboratory is not available.

Culture tubes can also be used for storing seeds or transporting plants, or even as vases to sell plants.

Finally, glass tubes can withstand diverse thermal conditions such as high and low temperatures, which can be useful for research in any season. They are reusable, easy to clean and can be centrifuged. See also information on centrifuge tubes.