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Posted by Slaytonp on April 29, 2003 at 18:32:24:
In Reply to: Fungus growing in my cultures. posted by addam4208283 on April 29, 2003 at 14:31:55:
::I just wanted to know whether or not I could still use a culture that had some fungus growing in it?
::Also what can I use to stop it from growing again. I thought the vinegar was supposed to stop it but I am not sure?
::thanks in advance.
:the fungus is blue in color.
Homer is probably right that you can salvage it. I'm a retired cliinical microbiologist and we are always forced to err on the safe side, since some of the fungal pathogens are a serious threat to a hospital environment, immune compromised patients and often ourselves. So I've become somewhat of a marionette about this protocol. But that is't what you are dealing with here. If it is blue, it is most likely one of the penicilliums--the bread molds that are everywhere anyway. You got more than your simple question called for. I apologize. Patty