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Post: # 35564Post TippyDisc911
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:41 pm

How do I get this cotton out of the test tube, I tried gettin it out but I made it go all the way to the back and now it’s stuck I also don’t have tweezers long enough to go get it.... Help?
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Post: # 35565Post antnest8
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:17 pm

if the test tube is plastic i would bang it on something hard with the entrance pointing down and the cotton will slowly slide of. also putting water in it might help

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Post: # 35610Post MisterJSL
Thu May 03, 2018 1:41 pm

think this will help.

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Post: # 36016Post Masterchief
Wed May 16, 2018 1:24 pm

I had a similar issue when I was getting started. I put water at the bottom of the test tube on the cotton and was able to hold the tube at the round(stuck cotton) side and flick it Manny times almost like throwing a yoyo. It slowly began to move and eventually came shooting out!
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