PICA Day 23: Arabidopsis thaliana
PICA Day 23: Drosophila melanogaster
The flies are really going nuts! Spent quite a bit of time with them today. Several different sizes of larvae are obvious crawling on & up the vessel and preference of the pupae for the necks is fascinating. The vessel is becoming opaque from the trace of the larvae and the adult fly “frass”. I am developing a fondness for them that I didn’t have in the lab.
PICA Day 23: Caenorhabditis elegans
Picked up C elegans plate from John at SABC, Murdoch. Got to see nematodes on the plate that John had kept from 18th August, very cool tiny crittas. John’s plates had also gone yellow, but he doesn’t know why… they don’t seem to be contaminated. I took the two plates I had seeded with E. coli yesterday. They hadn’t grown much because the NGM agar the C. elegans likes isn’t great for the E. coli. John suggests incubating for at least two days before seeding with C. elegans. I seeded the new plates by “chunking” from John’s plate. I hope they like the new plates. Am going to wait a week before seeding the vessel.
PICA Day 23: Candida albicans
PICA Day 23: Daphnia pulex
girls are very “happy” to have new algae, they are super active and somersaulting. Several of the adults have died but there are maybe a hundred babies. I spent a bit of time today watching - such a pleasure.
PICA Day 9
PICA Day 9: Drosophila melanogaster
PICA Day 9: Physarum polycephalum
PICA Day 9: Homo sapiens
PICA Day 9: Daphnia pulex