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

Dextrose
A dye is added to this media in order to keep track of when the food was made. We alternate between a red dye, green dye and one week using no dye.

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.