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Hi all,

I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced grain/cereal mite contamination when growing slime mold? Apparently it is a common occurrence: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8190028/

Any tips for how to rid of them? I am trying to dry out sclerotium / cleaning out all my dishes and hoping for the best, but would love any tips if anyone has any!

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I've never come across them. Drying out every thing is a good start. They're probably getting in on the oats so you could try feeding cooked oats - either dry toasted or pressure cooked dry in jar, that should stop more mites coming in. Wrapping each petri dish separately in foil would help contain the spread 

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