Local Shop for Test Tubes?

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Local Shop for Test Tubes?

Post: # 33948Post PupHadrian
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:53 pm

This is the last, most likely silly question I have right now.

Where would I go to find test tubes, just so I can have a handful ready before my order arrives? I'm not sure what stores to even look in. Would hobby or pet stores have them?
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Re: Local Shop for Test Tubes?

Post: # 33952Post Jadeninja9
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:42 pm

https://www.amazon.com/17x150mm-Polystyrene-Test-Tubes-Caps/dp/B006OG5ZVS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518406942&sr=8-1&keywords=17x150mm+test+tubes

This is a really good deal for test tubes on Amazon.
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Re: Local Shop for Test Tubes?

Post: # 33953Post idahoantgirl
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:20 pm

PupHadrian wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:53 pm
This is the last, most likely silly question I have right now.

Where would I go to find test tubes, just so I can have a handful ready before my order arrives? I'm not sure what stores to even look in. Would hobby or pet stores have them?
A few options:
Flower shops have water picks. They are like short little test tubes. you can usually get them for very cheap. I go to Albertsons to their floral section and they have them there. They are usually used to put individual flowers in. They might look at you funny, but who cares. We're weird.

You can also find them at science shops. Since test tubes are made for testing chemicals and stuff, these shops usually have them.
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Re: Local Shop for Test Tubes?

Post: # 33956Post MadVampy
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:49 pm

Hobby stores like Michael's, or Hobby Lobby have them in the science section where you'll find other stuff like build your own rain forest, electronic projects, grow your own crystals, and so forth.
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Re: Local Shop for Test Tubes?

Post: # 33957Post PupHadrian
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:40 pm

Thank you, everyone!
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