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155798 Bioluminescent Fungus Kit
From 155820 Carolina Air Pollution Assay Kit
From 155802 Carolina Carnivorous
Fungus Kit (Arthrobotrys conoides,
the nematode-trapping fungus)
155802P Carolina Carnivorous Fungus
Kit (with perishables)
155820 Carolina Air Pollution Assay Kit
Bioluminescent Fungus Kit
Beginning—Easy to perform; requires no experience in microbiology.
For a class of 30. Dubbed “foxfire” by hunters in the Appalachian Mountains, the
fungus Armillariella mellea emits a low-level bioluminescence. The phenomenon
can be observed 1 to 2 weeks after subculturing and lasts about 8 weeks. Room
must be completely dark to observe the bioluminescence. Includes a plate culture
of Armillariella mellea, 10 plates of bread crumb agar, a sterile disposable scalpel,
an autoclave disposal bag, and culturing instructions.
155798 Per kit $43.95
Carolina® Carnivorous Fungus Kit periods!
Intermediate—Easy to perform; requires some basic training in microbiology.
For a class of 30. Students subculture and then observe the growth of the soil fungus
Arthrobotrys conoides on cornmeal agar plates. When Rhabditis, a nematode,
is inoculated onto these plates, the fungus traps, digests, and absorbs the nematode’s
internal contents. Illustrates absorptive nutrition of the fungi. The exercise
requires 10 days from setup to completion. Note: Order the kit with the perishable
materials (all . items) included or with a prepaid coupon to request perishables
later at your convenience. Contact us or return the coupon to request delivery of
perishable materials. Keep fungus culture and nematode culture at room temperature;
do not incubate or refrigerate.
Arthrobotrys conoides Plate Culture.
Rhabditis Tube Culture (on potato plug
4 Bottles Cornmeal Agar
20 Sterile Petri Dishes
Metal Inoculating Loop
Autoclave Disposal Bag
Needed but not included:
155802 Kit (with prepaid coupon) Each $57.90
155802P Kit (with perishables) Each $57.90
Carolina® Air Pollution Assay Kit
Illustrate the effects of air pollution on lichens
Intermediate—Easy to perform; requires some basic training in
For a class of 30. Lichens are extremely sensitive to air pollution. A decrease
in their numbers in a particular location is an indication of increasing air pollution.
Students stain a lichen sample and then subject it to various cation
solutions. The speed with which the dye is leached out of the lichen correlates
with the speed at which these cations from polluted air are taken up by
lichen in nature. The exercise can be completed in 2 class periods. A paper
punch is required, but not included. With teacher instructions.
Foliose Lichen Sample
Screw-Cap Test Tubes
Methylene Blue Solution
Cadmium Chloride Solution
Lead Chloride Solution
Lithium Chloride Solution
Manganese Chloride Solution
Sodium Chloride Solution
Zinc Chloride Solution
155820 Per kit $83.50
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