Look at these Pee-wee petri portraits!

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One of my fans, microbiologist Lisa Valencia of Aurora, Colorado, put my portrait in a petri dish!! She says it’s Enterococcus bacteria, wow! It’s Petri Herman! LOOK!!

Pee-wee in a petri dish

And Jambi’s too!! She says, “The blue is Enterococcus and the pink accents are E.coli.” 

The Petri plate has a gel agar inside of it which supplies nutrients to grow the bacteria. This is a special agar that allows the specific bacteria to grow in different colors. These were inoculated with the bacteria and what you see is the picture that the bacteria made after 18 hours of growth in an incubator.

Mekka Lekka Hi Mekka Hiney WHOA!

These might just be the most science-y entries in my online Fan Art Gallery!! Thanks, Lisa!!


  • Helen Gircko

    Absolutely brilliant. Stormy applause. I hope these bacteria have comfortable conditions for growth and development. The next step is the invention of serum, which can be given your name, Pee-wee (for vaccinations that will be protect people from excessive seriousness).
    Thank you for sharing!

  • Wowzers Paul wonderful blog as always you’ve made my few days I have off from work delightful! May you have a great day and weekend. Paul I take this moment to say in honor of today, Veterans Day, Thank you to all who served in every branch of the military and fought for this country. May God bless them and their families forever. ❤️