[Microbiology] Fungi that grows in Gatorade (What is it)

BioNerd garyabezet at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 4 14:35:06 EST 2006


      Today I found some very unusual growth in an old bottle of 
Gatorade.  I was a little surprised because as a college student I leave 
many bottles of Gatorade laying around, and I have never noticed 
anything growing in the bottles before.
     There were twenty or so small fuzzy black circles, that seemed to 
have an unusual tendency to collect together in a certain spot at the 
bottom, even though they were all free floating.  It occurred to me that 
there is a very significant amount of electrolytes in Gatorade.  I had 
always assumed that this is what prevented most things from growing in it.

Does anyone out there have any idea what this (most likely common) form 
of fungi is?


More information about the Microbio mailing list