Storing Cultures of Paramecia

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).


Irene Shklar-McAuley
Microbiology Technologist
Laurentian University
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

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