Storing Cultures of Paramecia

Irka irene at RAMSEY.CS.LAURENTIAN.CA
Thu Dec 11 14:56:57 EST 1997


I've just ordered cultures of Paramecium primaurelia and Didinium nasutum for
our microbial ecology teaching lab.  I would like to know how to store these
paramecia for the long term by other than freeze-drying them.  Can they be
frozen like bacterial cultures are (i.e. using ProVial beads)?  Any 
information would be greatly appreciated.
           
I know how to grow them - I just need to know how to store them for long
periods of time (years).

TIA

Irene Shklar-McAuley
Microbiology Technologist
Laurentian University
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
http://www.laurentian.ca



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