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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V5 #193
Elmer L. Morehouse wrote:
> >Agar gel is a long proven and effective nutrient medium. I cultured many a
> >bacterium on it in college. It would have several advantages over the
> >methods. Can anyone think of any drawbacks? How would the gel behave
> >over.time in a submerged environment?
>Hoping that I am not risking a long debate on this subject, I am aware that
>the microbiology textbooks indicate that agar itself has no nutrient value
>(there must be
>something there-but not much-my own long held opinion). I have used agar and
>gelatin both in the formulation of home brewed fish foods. I was never
>satisfied with either due to a slippery glass surface area developing. As a
>result, I attributed this to them and stopped my experimentation of such.
Just to clarify, those were my comments and not Tom's. As far as I know,
agar has no food value at all. Nutrients must be added. How long did you
use it in your fish food preparations before you noticed the slippery glass?