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About Mold

Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 
From: Deano
To: thinkingfountain@smm.org
Subject: Mold

>I have had a Science Experiment going on for 11 days 
>and no mold has formed!
>It is on fruit, though. What is the matter?
>
>That You,
>Deano


Hi Deano, I'm not sure why you don't have any mold growing, it could be due to several things. My first question is - where is your mold growing? If it is too cold, too wet, or has too much light it won't grow very well. The fastest way that I've found to grow mold is.... lightly moisten the fruit, put some dust on it, put it in a shoebox and keep it in a warm, dark place for a few days. This whole procedure is in Thinking Fountain at this address: http://www.sci.mus.mn.us/sln/tf/a/antibiotic/antibiotic.html I think that darkness and yucky dust are the two essential ingredients for good mold growth. If you do end up growing mold, send a picture of it and I'll include it in Thinking Fountain. Good Luck growing your mold. If you have any other questions, feel free to write me another email message. -karen

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