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- Octagonal shape creates more turbulence and a stronger vortex than a round, cylindrical shape or a polygonal shape
- Teflon (PTFE) casing is chemically inert, can be used with corrosive chemicals, and helps reduce friction and wear while spinning
- Built-in pivot ring helps reduce vibration and wear during stirring
- Internal magnet made from alnico V, an alloy of aluminum, nickel, iron, and cobalt
- Contains six stir bars, two each in the following sizes: 1 x 0.3125″ (25.4 x 8 mm), 1.5 x 0.3125″ (38.1 x 8 mm), 2 x 0.3125″ (50.8 x 8 mm)
Use this in combination with an Erlenmeyer Flask and Stir Plate to make a yeast starter. A stir plate helps to keep yeast in constant contact with nutrients, encourages CO2 to off gas and continuously incorporates oxygen. All of that means higher cell counts.
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