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most amazingest contam ever
    #2142739 - 11/28/03 07:13 PM (13 years, 9 days ago)

I've been doing a lot of cloning of wild specimens onto agar recently, and as you'd expect have experienced a whole range of contams as well as successes.  But this one on MYPA was just too spectacular to throw away.


(under binocular microscope)

My only thought is that it must be a myxomycete of some description.  It appears to be feeding on an underlying layer of bacteria.  I might try to cultivate it intentionally - anyone want some???  :lol: 


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Re: most amazingest contam ever [Re: pluteus]
    #2143828 - 11/29/03 07:18 AM (13 years, 8 days ago)

EWWWW, no thanks :grin:

That looks like evolution in progress to me lol, its going to become an early worm creature :tongue:



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Re: most amazingest contam ever [Re: G a n j a]
    #2143830 - 11/29/03 07:25 AM (13 years, 8 days ago)

what's that guys name.......h.h.geiger?


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Re: most amazingest contam ever [Re: DMJ]
    #2143857 - 11/29/03 08:15 AM (13 years, 8 days ago)

:shocked: That looks wild!


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Re: most amazingest contam ever [Re: MycoFactory]
    #2144183 - 11/29/03 01:05 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

hehe, it keeps growing... and growing...... !!


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Re: most amazingest contam ever [Re: pluteus]
    #2144200 - 11/29/03 01:15 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

I call it "Nasty Brain Fungus"!


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Re: most amazingest contam ever [Re: pluteus]
    #2144230 - 11/29/03 01:42 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

It?s beatifull  :loveeyes:

EDIT: beautifull.


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Re: most amazingest contam ever [Re: Semilanceata]
    #2144571 - 11/29/03 04:09 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

Amazing !

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Re: most amazingest contam ever [Re: DMJ]
    #2144576 - 11/29/03 04:11 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

It does kinda look like his work...and kinda like the walls in Aliens..


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Re: most amazingest contam ever [Re: pluteus]
    #2144693 - 11/29/03 05:00 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

Can you do a 1000X slide/coverslip photo by chance? I've seen Bacillus take on some wierd morphs before, some of the most amazing colonies. Very nice pic!


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Re: most amazingest contam ever [Re: Suntzu]
    #2145184 - 11/29/03 08:55 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

OK, i will try tomorrow. I'm afraid however that putting a coverslip on it is just going to squish it into an icky mushy mess, especially if we are going for 1000x oil immersion... but we might find a few spores or something

One of the blobs is doing something really weird in the past few hours, losing most of its spaghetti coil thingies and spreading out in a big smooth purple mat over the dish with a few fat 'veins' ... i reckon its a slime mould, but then i've never seen these weird morphs of Bacillus...

hehe geiger indeed. the weirdest response so far has been my labmate. she said "aww, it's so cute" , I think she's been looking at too much pond scum of late


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Re: most amazingest contam ever [Re: pluteus]
    #2145653 - 11/30/03 02:42 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Sounds like slime mold to me.

That is a pretty cool pic!

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Re: most amazingest contam ever [Re: pluteus]
    #2146032 - 11/30/03 07:15 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

cool pic,it looks like a celtic design


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Re: most amazingest contam ever [Re: pluteus]
    #2146253 - 11/30/03 11:20 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

Thats looks insane !  :eek:

Kinda looks like some weird worm orgy going on. 


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Re: most amazingest contam ever [Re: Bi0TeK]
    #2146303 - 11/30/03 11:57 AM (13 years, 7 days ago)

your culture is contaminated with the spawn of cthulu
this is a bad omen


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Re: most amazingest contam ever [Re: pluteus]
    #2154029 - 12/03/03 04:09 AM (13 years, 4 days ago)

Do you have any more pics?

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Re: most amazingest contam ever [Re: Joshua]
    #2154211 - 12/03/03 07:51 AM (13 years, 4 days ago)

yes, yes , how's the creature developing? :smile: 


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Re: most amazingest contam ever [Re: comario2]
    #2156013 - 12/03/03 06:33 PM (13 years, 4 days ago)

it has now evolved into a small community of warrior squidmen

hehe

have a bunch of new pix, will post soon (have exceeded limit for the mo)


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Re: most amazingest contam ever [Re: pluteus]
    #2160986 - 12/05/03 12:16 PM (13 years, 2 days ago)

as promised







I think the original pic was coolest - there are still some bits of the contam colony that are showing that 'spaghetti' morphology, will try to get more pics of that soon


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Re: most amazingest contam ever [Re: pluteus]
    #2162388 - 12/05/03 07:01 PM (13 years, 2 days ago)

Fuck man wth is that ? :P


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