[Microbiology] Fungi that grows in Gatorade (What is it)

BioNerd garyabezet at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 4 14:35:06 EST 2006

      Today I found some very unusual growth in an old bottle of 
Gatorade.  I was a little surprised because as a college student I leave 
many bottles of Gatorade laying around, and I have never noticed 
anything growing in the bottles before.
     There were twenty or so small fuzzy black circles, that seemed to 
have an unusual tendency to collect together in a certain spot at the 
bottom, even though they were all free floating.  It occurred to me that 
there is a very significant amount of electrolytes in Gatorade.  I had 
always assumed that this is what prevented most things from growing in it.

Does anyone out there have any idea what this (most likely common) form 
of fungi is?

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