Yjgent <yjgent at aol.com> wrote in message
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> No it's not silly - I've found it a little frustrating. About 10 years ago
> mycologist tried lyopholysing all our fungal stocks - a couple of hundred.
> was a lot of effort that apparently went to waste. None of the hyphal
> ever grew from the vials. I don't know if it was a failure of the system,
> the Actino's and Nocardia's did well even after 10 yrs.
>> I found the sterile water and the sterile oil to be equally good. Of
> does help to sub culture them once in a while.
I've found actinomycetes to be pretty much indestructible. I've even wrapped
plates and put them straight into the freezer, and seem to get viable spores
As for fungi, I've found nothing better for long term storage than liquid