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Physarum Culture Kit

Item # 155825

What is it? A protist? An animal? Despite its confusing taxonomic status, the creeping slime mold Physarum polycephalum is still an attention getter for your students. Students can follow through the life cycle observing the active plasmodial stage and the inactive sclerotial stage.

Price

$39.50

In stock and available to ship.

Beginning - Easy to perform; requires no experience in microbiology.

For a class of 30. What is it? A protist? An animal? Despite its confusing taxonomic status, the creeping slime mold Physarum polycephalum is still an attention getter for your students. Students can follow through the life cycle observing the active plasmodial stage and the inactive sclerotial stage. With teacher instructions.

Note: Upon receipt of kit, break seal on plate culture and store at room temperature away from direct light. For best results, use plate culture within 2–3 days of receipt.

** Kit and perishable components will ship separately and may arrive on different days.

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Components Qty Included?
Physarum Life Cycle Bioreview® Sheets 30 Included
Physarum polycephalum Plate Culture (plasmodial stage) Included
Physarum Sclerotium Included
Bottles Agar, Non-Nutrient (2%) 4 Included
Sterile Petri Dishes 20 Included
Old-Fashioned Oat Flakes Included
Sterile Disposable Scalpel Included
Autoclave Disposal Bag Included

Living Organism Care Information

 
Physarum Culture Kit 4.7 5 1 3
A lot to use My son is conducting a science fair experiment that requires slime mold. This kit had all of the required components to culture the little beasts. However, the instructions were not very parent-friendly. The kit was obviously focused to a school science teacher with a classroom of kids and some experience in this area. It would be very helpful if the instructions were written so that they referenced the components by a code, either color or alpha/numeric. Also, it would be nice if the kit was smaller. We didn’t need a class room volume, we only required but half of what we had to buy. This all being said, the kit worked great, good quality and successful, and we have the beasts we need. This was like two science fair projects in one. January 9, 2012
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