Carolina cultivation

Submitted by kdorfman on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:36

Amoebae from Carolina:

131324 Chaos (Pelomyxa) carolinensis, Living $7.30

Order 12 dishes, 1 per group

Culture includes P. multimicronucleatum and other much smaller organisms, as well as the occasional rotifer.

Try washing, as per Tan:

Transfer individual amoebae with sterile transfer pipette to culture dish with Chaos saline

Leave at 22C in the dark overnight

Next day, they don't look any better (floating, not attached, few pseudopodia)

Feed them anyway.

No improvement.

Better to leave them in the Carolina dish.