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Pilobolus (Shotgun Fungus) Kit (with voucher)

$52.95
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Description

Beginning—Easy to perform; requires no experience in microbiology.
The popular "shotgun" fungus, Pilobolus crystallinus, grows on herbivore dung. Herbivores will not graze near their own dung, so the spores must be propelled beyond this "zone of repugnance." The sporangia bend toward the sun and "shoot" their spore mass in that direction.

Students grow Pilobolus until sporangia are mature. Then they place the culture inside a container with a small hole to allow in light. The sporangia will all be propelled toward the hole. Requires about 10 days to conduct the exercise. The adaptation of this interesting fungus to its unique habitat is explained in the teacher's instructions.

Note: Keep agar plates refrigerated until use; do not freeze. This kit includes a voucher to request perishable materials later at your convenience. Contact us or return the voucher to request delivery of perishable materials.

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Specifications

What’s Included:
  • Pilobolus crystallinus Plate Culture (voucher item)
  • 10 Rabbit Dung Agar Plates (voucher item)
  • 1 Sterile Disposable Scalpel
  • 10 Aluminum Foil Sheets
  • 10 Containers with Lids
  • 1 Autoclave Disposal Bag
  • 1 Teacher Instructions
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