Amphibians

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Annelids


Fruit Flies


Fungi

  • Fungi Care Sheet,,

    When your fungal cultures arrive, immediately open the shipping container and remove the cultures. We ship cultures in tubes, plates and as MicroKwik Culture® freeze-dried cells.,

  • Techniques for Bacteria and Fungi

    If the human eye could resolve images as well as the light microscope, we would see bacteria and fungi virtually everywhere. They grow in air, water, foods and soil, as well as in plant and animal tissue. Any environment that can support life has its bacterial or fungal population.


Invertebrates

  • Daphnia Care Sheet,,

    Your shipment is a culture of at least 30 adult daphnia; juveniles may also be present. Do not be alarmed while inspecting the culture if you notice debris that looks like dead daphnia on the bottom of the jar. These are most likely discarded exoskeletons that daphnia shed as they grow and molt.

  • Planaria Carolina Care Sheet

    Although planaria are not suitable for culturing, with diligence you can maintain them for several weeks.

  • Caro Protozoa & Invert Manual

    Carolina’s cultures are maintained under conditions that have proven effective for many years. Our culture service has set the standards for producing clone cultures. These cultures are always available for immediate shipment.

  • Rotifers Care Sheet

    Although rotifers are multicellular animals, they compare in size to unicellular protozoans and are only observable with a microscope. Allow the rotifers to settle for 15 to 20 minutes after aeration, and then inspect the culture using a stereomicroscope and low illumination.

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  • Spongilla Care Sheet

    Sponges are sessile, so do not expect movement. Spongilla is asymmetrical and shows a variety of growth forms. Sponges that grow in sunlight are often green due to symbiotic zoochlorellae; otherwise, they are usually gray.

  • Vinegar Eel Carolina Care Sheet,

    Vinegar eels are among the easiest of organisms to continuously culture. Add vinegar eel medium to a clean glass or plastic jar, filling it ¾ of the way.

  • Tardigrades Care Sheet

    Although tardigrades are multicellular animals, they compare in size to unicellular protozoans and are only observable with a microscope. Allow 15 to 20 minutes after aeration for the tardigrades to settle, and then inspect the culture using a stereomicroscope. You will find the tardigrades moving about in the debris on the bottom of the jar.


Arthropods

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Marine Organisms


Mollusks


Plants

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  • Germinating Seeds Care Sheet

    Never allow germinating seeds to dry out: adequate moisture must be available at all times to ensure proper germination. Inspect all containers daily.

  • Moss Carolina Care Sheet,

    The mosses and liverworts supplied by Carolina require higher humidity than most houseplants and are best maintained in terraria or greenhouses. Mosses are excellent terrarium subjects, but you can easily damage most species when you overwater them.

  • Plants Carolina Care Sheet,

    Unpack and examine your plants immediately upon receipt. Potted plants are shipped wrapped in a plastic bag and cardboard. When you unwrap each plant, be sure to retain the label with the plant’s name on it for future reference.


Prokaryotes

  • Algae Carolina Care Sheet,,

    As soon as your cultures arrive, open the shipping container, remove the tubes or jars and inspect your algae. Once you have verified that the shipment is OK, loosen the lids on the cultures.

  • Bacteria Care Sheet,

    This Care Sheet provides general information only for handling Carolina™ bacterial cultures. When you work with bacteria, it is imperative that you use sterile techniques at all times.,

  • Techniques for Bacteria and Fungi

    If the human eye could resolve images as well as the light microscope, we would see bacteria and fungi virtually everywhere. They grow in air, water, foods and soil, as well as in plant and animal tissue. Any environment that can support life has its bacterial or fungal population.


Protists