[Drosophila] drosophila cultures dying
(by haningfamily At yahoo.com)
Wed Dec 20 16:19:50 EST 2006
Hello. My daughter is working with D. melanogaster
for the third year for a science fair project.
Beginning about 4 to 6 weeks ago about half of the new
cultures we made die within a few days. We are using
a commercial media from Conn Valley Biological Supply.
The affected cultures have a tan colored, mucoid
substance on the surface of the media. They also have
a terrible odor. The media has mold inhibitors so we
suspect a bacterial contaminant. We submitted
cultures for bacterial identification, but the results
are not in yet. Any thoughts on what might cause this
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