Exploring fungus culture
slim at OLYMPUS.NET
Fri Oct 28 23:39:17 EST 1994
I am a high school biology teacher, and an amateur field mycologist.
Every year I have students collect mushrooms, make observations on local
diversity (Olympic Peninsula, Washington) and view spores under the
This year, while sampling the campus for bacteria, and growing some
cultures, several agar plates sprouted fungus.
My question is - if I innoculate nutrient agar with spores from
mushrooms collected in the field, could I expect some hyphae to grow? I
can't recall at the moment the constituents of the agar I am using up at
school. I believe that it is a yeast or beef extract with nutrient
All I really want at this point if for my students to see another stage
in the cycle of the mushrooms they see in their yards and the forests
around here. If the answer to this question is too complicated to do
email, perhaps a reference would work.
Port Townsend, WA
slim at pt.olympus.net
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