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Physarum sporangia

Dr. David Starrett dstarret at BIOLOGY.SEMO.EDU
Fri Feb 6 17:41:03 EST 1998

  Below is the response I sent to Bill.  After Ross's comment, I decided to
post it to the whole board.

I have had good luck simply growing them on moist filter paper in a petri
dish and then letting them dry out slowly in a drawer.  Leave the dish lid
on, but don't tape, seal it, etc.  Usually there will be a good crop of
sporangia around the perimeter of the plasmodium.

I have never tried to start them up again from these, don't know if they
are ammenable or not

Dave Starrett

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