Microbial Leather experiment continued


After letting the Scoby feed on the sugary tea solution for approximately four weeks, an inch thick layer of microbial culture has accumulated on the surface of the liquid and is now ready to be harvested. After washing the microbial mat with soapy water, I then laid it on wooden boards to dry. Depending on the thickness of the mat, the drying process can take several days until the leather is ready to be worked with.


Photos: Pascale Dilger, 2015


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