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Physarum Culture Kit

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