Biology: Module 4 – Care for Some Bread & Jam?

Of course, as “Murphy’s Law” would have it, mold started to grow after Co-Op had adjourned.  So I just had to share some images…it’s what I do, right?

Now if that isn’t bad enough, in case your appetite is not yet ruined for the day, I pulled out the microscope too!  Now how about some bread and a smear of fresh strawberry jam, with a side of Methylene Blue Chloride? (Click pic to enlarge)

Care for a spot of tea, love?

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  1. #1 by Marty on October 16, 2010 - 2:09 pm

    LOL! You and Applie say things that make me think, “I wish I’d have thought of that.” 🙂

    Question: The textbook said to leave the food in the open, and I’ve read a few places online to keep it covered and in a dark place. Keeping it covered appealed to me more, so as to avoid fruit flies.
    This grew some great mold, so what did you do?

    • #2 by jlsgrant on October 16, 2010 - 5:10 pm

      The first bread we tried was name-brand, packaged bread and it didn’t grow any mold, too many preservatives I think. This mold is on bakery-made bread, in the plastic bag it came in. I kept it in the loosely closed in the bag, because we have two cats and a dog…didn’t want anyone getting into it. (Just warm and dry and not in time for class!)

  2. #3 by Marty on October 17, 2010 - 10:34 pm

    Thank you.
    I checked my bread last night. It had a few specks beginning, so hopefully by Tuesday it will be ready.
    My sliced grape halves have mold and some fuzz, but my tomato slice has the most. It has ‘fuzz’ over an inch high! 😯
    And very stinky.

  3. #5 by appliejuice on October 18, 2010 - 9:31 pm

    Those photos are great! I am going to buy myself a microscope camera. I loved using the co-op’s, but I don’t get to use it this year. 😦

    Yes, I would like a spot of “fresh” tea. Thank you. lol

  4. #6 by Victoria on July 5, 2014 - 9:20 am

    What if you don’t have a microscope?
    Sigh…I wish they put more experiments into that course that do not need a microscope. They’re so expensive.

    • #7 by jlsgrant on July 10, 2014 - 9:25 am

      One of the reasons I chose to use so many microscopic images in these posts is that not all families have access to one. While the quality is not perfect, you can probably find images of each specimen elsewhere on the internet.

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