In my Microbiology course, students learn all about the microscopic world. While samples of pond, lake, and even ocean water contain microscopic protozoa and algae, this kit allows the user access to a diverse population of microscopic life no matter the time of year or location.
The culture will change each day as different protist species become more prevalent. Allow 3 days for the culture to fully mature, but study it each day. Not only will the protists you find vary from day to day but you’ll also find different protozoans at the top or side of the culture than at the bottom of the culture. You can spend hours sampling this culture each day as you hunt for, identify, and study the habits of different protists.
This complete kit from Home Science Tools includes the dry protist culture, a cup to use as a hatching container, food, identification key, and instructions.
***Note that you will need a microscope, microscope slides, and coverslips to best view the microorganisms grown from this kit***
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