Preservation of cultures?

please_post at please_post at
Mon Mar 24 06:14:34 EST 2003

Bertil wrote:
> So, is it maybe "castor oil" or something similar?

> On 20 Mar 2003 09:18:29 -0000, please_post at wrote:

>>> Somewhere else (Stamets ?) talks about storing cultures in "mineral
>>> oil". 

Nope, castor oil is not a mineral oil -- castor oil comes from the castor
bean plant. Heck, if you can't find it locally, just Google for "mineral
oil" and you can order a bottle online. You won't need much!

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