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Need some help on growing plasmodia and eliminating contamination

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kenneth Ramos May 27. 1 Reply

Hello. Recently I’ve been trying to grow some unidentifiable plasmodium on some water agar plates. I obtained this plasmodium by finding it under a decaying log on a hike. Since all plasmodia look…Continue

I'm new to slime molds and need help on how to grow them from spores

Started this discussion. Last reply by ian Mar 11. 7 Replies

I've recently become very interested in slime molds and have been trying to grow some. I have done a decent amount of research on them and have a decent understanding of how they work. I'm trying to…Continue

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Kenneth Ramos replied to Maxwell's discussion Need some help on growing plasmodia and eliminating contamination
"I too have problems with fungal hyphae.  It seems no sooner than I begin a new moist chamber the mold seems to be waiting.  The bumps or tracks that you see on the agar are just that, plasmodia for the most part do leave what I have often…"
May 27
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Need some help on growing plasmodia and eliminating contamination

Hello. Recently I’ve been trying to grow some unidentifiable plasmodium on some water agar plates. I obtained this plasmodium by finding it under a decaying log on a hike. Since all plasmodia look similar, I wasn’t able to identify it without being able to see its fruiting body. You can see the original plasmodium I found in the second picture. Anyways, I’ve had some trouble with actually growing it. If you look really closely around the central agar cube in the first photo, you can see what…See More
May 27
ian replied to Maxwell's discussion I'm new to slime molds and need help on how to grow them from spores
"That's the way! If you make your lighting oblique, you should be able to pick out the trails in the bacterial lawn cleared by the myxamoebae"
Mar 11
Maxwell replied to Maxwell's discussion I'm new to slime molds and need help on how to grow them from spores
"Like this?"
Mar 11
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Maxwell replied to Maxwell's discussion I'm new to slime molds and need help on how to grow them from spores
"Just a regular microscope with 10x and 25x eyepieces, and 4x, 10x, 40x, and 100x objectives."
Mar 3
ian replied to Maxwell's discussion I'm new to slime molds and need help on how to grow them from spores
"Yep rolled oats. When I say powdered I mean crush it in your fingers. By the way, what microscope are you using? "
Mar 3
Maxwell replied to Maxwell's discussion I'm new to slime molds and need help on how to grow them from spores
"Also, I’m a bit confused about what types of oats to use. I’m not sure what you meant by “powdered oat flake”. Would rolled oats work, or would I need something even less processed?"
Mar 3
Maxwell replied to Maxwell's discussion I'm new to slime molds and need help on how to grow them from spores
"Thank you very much! I’ll make some adjustments and try this out soon."
Mar 2
ian replied to Maxwell's discussion I'm new to slime molds and need help on how to grow them from spores
"Hi  Patience! Myxomycetes are actually quite happy being unicellular - this process takes weeks.  I've only worked with physarum, badhamia and a white thing I couldn't ID successfully though I have Enteridum amoeba on the go at…"
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