We have 3 kinds of media that we make on a weekly basis: a dextrose media, molasses media and a molasses cap media.

Dextrose

Our dextrose media contains the following ingredients:

Dextrose Anhydrose
Yellow Cornmeal
Agar
Yeast (deactivated)
Tegosept

Molasses

Our molasses media contains the following ingredients:

Molasses
Yellow Cornmeal
Agar
Yeast
Tegosept
Propionic Acid

Cap Media
Our cap media is a mixture of agar and molasses which is poured into Petri dishes. Apple juice can be used in place of molasses if desired.

Dextrose vs. Molasses
Dextrose works best for keeping healthy stocks and doesn’t need to be turned as often as molasses food. Molasses works best for single crosses (pair matings) and weaker stocks.