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Microscopic Organisms

Microscopic Organisms

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    Aerobacter aerogenes Aerobacter aerogenes

    A gram-rod

    Each 4 or more
    1800 Aerobacter aerogenes
    10.75
    10.00
    Agrobacterium tumefaciens

    B-6, causes crown gall in plants

    Each 4 or more
    1805 Agrobacterium tumefaciens
    10.75
    10.00
    Algae Medium

    A general growth medium for algae. Supplied steril in pint bottles.

    Pint Jar
    1182 Algae Medium
    14.00
    Amoeba Proteus Amoeba Proteus

    The large commonly studied amoeba. Use soon after arrival

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1020 Amoeba Proteus
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Anabaena

    A filamentous blue-green.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1610 Anabaena
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Aspergillus Niger Aspergillus Niger

    A common Aspergillus

    Each 4 or more
    1900 Aspergillus Niger
    10.75
    10.00
    Bacilis Mycoides Bacilis Mycoides
    Each 4 or more
    1835 Bacilis Mycoides
    10.75
    10.00
    Bacillus Cereus Bacillus Cereus

    A spore forming rod.

    Each 4 or more
    1820 Bacillus Cereus
    10.75
    10.00
    Bacillus Megatarium Bacillus Megatarium
    Each 4 or more
    1825 Bacillus Megatarium
    10.75
    10.00
    Bacillus Subtilis
    Each 4 or more
    1830 Bacillus Subtilis
    10.75
    10.00
    Blepharisma

    A large pink ciliate.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1100 Blepharisma
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Chlamydomonas

    A common unicellular, motile, green alga.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1620 Chlamydamonas
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Chlorella

    A unicellular, nonmotile, planktonic green alga.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1630 Chlorella
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Ciliate Set

    Contains: Paramecium Caudatum, Paramecium Bursaria, Blepharisma, Stentor, Vorticella, and Spirostomum, each in an individual jar for 25-30 students.

    $54.95
    Closterium

    A large desmid with gypsum granules that exhibit Brownian movement.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1640 Closterium
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Corynebacterium Xerose Corynebacterium Xerose
    Each 4 or more
    1840 Corynebacterium Xerose
    10.75
    10.00
    Cosmarium

    A common desmid

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1635 Cosmarium
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Diatoms

    A mixture of several genera.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1650 Diatoms
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Escherichia Coli Escherichia Coli
    Each 4 or more
    1845 Escherichia Coli
    10.75
    10.00
    Eudorina

    A spherical colony with round or oval evenly spaced cells.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1660 Eudorina
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Euglena Euglena

    A flagellate exhibiting both plant and animal characteristics.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1150 Euglena
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Flagellate Set

    Contains: Euglena, Peranema, Volvox, Eudorina, Chlamydamonas, and Gonium. Each in an individual jar for 25-30 students.

    $54.95
    Gloecapsa

    A blue-green whose cells are enclosed in a gelatinous sheath.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1665 Gloecapsa
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Gonium

    Cells form square plates

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1670 Gonium
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Green Algae

    A planktonic mixture.

    Typically sold by the pint.

    $8.95
    Hydrodictyon

    The familiar water net

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1680 Hydrodictio
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Invertebrate set

    Contains: Amoeba, Paramecium, Rotifers, Hydra, Vinegar Eels, Planaria, Daphnia, and Cyclops. Each in an individual jar for 25-30 students.

    $88.00
    METHYL CELLULOSE*

    For slowing protozoa.

    1oz Jar
    6135 Methyl Cellulose
    3.20
    Micrococcus Luteus Micrococcus Luteus
    Each 4 or more
    1850 Micrococcus Luteus
    10.75
    10.00
    Micrococcus Roseus Micrococcus Roseus
    Each 4 or more
    1855 Micrococcus Roseus
    10.75
    10.00
    Microworlds set

    Contains:

    Blepharisma, Volvox, and Vinegar Eels. Each in an individual jar for 25-30 students

    $27.55
    Mixed Algae

    A mixture of more than six common pond water algae. We will include any available genera at your request.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1600 Mixed Algae
    10.10
    13.15
    21.90
    30.15
    38.75
    Mixed Amoeba

    A mixture of Amoebas.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1050 Mixed Amoeba
    10.10
    13.15
    21.90
    30.15
    38.75
    Mixed Protozoa

    Contains a variety of pond water protozoans. We will include up to 6 genera at your request.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1010 Mixed Protozoans
    10.10
    13.15
    21.90
    30.15
    38.75
    Nostoc

    Trichomes are numerous and twisted within a gelatinous envelope or ball.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1690 Nostoc
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Oedogonium

    Oospores usually present.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1700 Oedogonium
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Oscillatoria

    The common filamentous blue-green

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1710 Oscillatoria
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Pandorina

    A spherical colony with compact pear shaped cells

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1720 Pandorina
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Paramecium Aurelia

    A smaller species of Paramecium

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1080 Paramecium Aurelia
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Paramecium Bursaria

    A small green paramecium which exhibits a symbiotic relationship with a green algae. (Zoochlorellae)

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1085 Paramecium Bursaria
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Paramecium Caudatum Paramecium Caudatum

    The large commonly studied paramecium.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1060 Paramecium Caudatum
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Pediastrum

    Cells form circular plates.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1730 Pediastrum
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Pelomyxa Carolinensis Pelomyxa Carolinensis

    (Chaos chaos) The giant Amoeba

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1030 Pelomyxa Carolinensis
    10.80
    14.70
    29.30
    44.00
    50.40
    Penicillium Notatum Penicillium Notatum

    Source of penicillin.

    Each 4 or more
    1905 Penicillium Notatum
    10.75
    10.00
    Peranema

    Has two flagella, one of which is easily observed.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1160 Peranema
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Physarum Polycephalum Physarum Polycephalum

    Activley growing plasmodial on an agar plate.

    Each 4 or more
    1931 Physarum Polycephalum
    11.60
    11.15 each
    Physarum Polycephalum (Sclerotial Stage)

    The yellow slime mold. A vial contains several pieces of dried sclerotium.

    Each 4 or more vials
    1930 Physarum Polycephalum (Sclerotial Stage)
    11.60
    11.15 each
    Pond Water Mixture

    Contains a mixture of plants and animals commonly found in ponds such as Protozoans, Rotifers, Algae, Crustacea, and small worms.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1015 Pond Water Mixture
    10.80
    14.70
    25.30
    31.50
    43.10
    Proteus Vulgaris Proteus Vulgaris
    Each 4 or more
    1870 Proteus Vulgaris
    10.75
    10.00
    Protozoa Medium

    This, along with wheat or rice, is the medium we use for culturing most of our protozoa. Supplied as a concentrate, dilute 9:1 with distilled water.

    100ml 500ml
    1180 Protozoa Medium
    8.25
    16.00
    Pseudomonas Fluorescens
    Each 4 or more
    1870 Pseudomonas Fluorescens
    10.75
    10.00
    Rhizopus Stolonifer Rhizopus Stolonifer

    The common bread mold.

    Each 4 or more
    1910 Rhizopus Stolonifer
    10.75
    10.00
    Rhodospirillum Rubrum
    Each 4 or more
    1875 Rhodospirillum Rubrum
    10.75
    10.00
    Rotifers

    Usually of mixture of several species.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1380 Rotifers
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Saccharomyces Cereviseae Saccharomyces Cereviseae

    Bread Yeast

    Each 4 or more
    1915 Saccharomyces Cereviseae
    10.75
    10.00
    Sarcina Lutea Sarcina Lutea
    Each 4 or more
    1880 Sarcina Lutea
    10.75
    10.00
    Scenedesmus

    Our species has two to four cells arranged in a single row with spines on the terminal cells.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1740 Scenedesmus
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Serratia Marcescens Serratia Marcescens
    Each 4 or more
    1885 Serratia Marcescens
    10.75
    10.00
    Slime Mold Set

    Contains a vial of Physarum Sclerotial  , 5 USP agar plates, oatmeal for feeding, and instructions.

    Each
    1932 Slime Mold Set
    22.05
    Spirogyra

    A common filamentous green with spiral shaped chloroplasts

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1750 Spirogyra
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Spirostomum Spirostomum

    A long slender ciliate.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1110 Spirostomum
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Staphylococcus Epidermidis
    Each 4 or more
    1890 Staphylococcus Epidermidis
    10.75
    10.00
    Stentor Stentor

    Coeruleus is usually the species. Blue green in color.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1120 Stentor
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Streptococcus Lactis
    Each 4 or more
    1895 Streptococcus Lactis
    10.75
    10.00
    Ulothrix

    Exhibits a single collar shaped chlorosplast

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1760 Ulothrix
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Volvox Volvox

    A large colonial flagellate.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1170 Volvox
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Vorticella

    or similar stalked ciliate.

    Class of 12 Class of 25 Class of 50 Class of 75 Class of 100
    1130 Vorticella
    8.20
    10.15
    19.00
    27.60
    35.55
    Wheat Seeds

    Preheated, use for culturing Paramecium and many other ciliates.

    2oz Jar
    1184 Wheat Seeds
    5.05