How to grow mold?

Anna Mikhailova
Anna Mikhailova
January 30, 2013
How to grow mold?

In order for mold to appear, it is enough to leave the product open for a few days, and it will not be slow to appear. But if it needs to be grown in a short time, then a certain environment should be created for its growth. Before you grow mold, you need to stock up on one of the following ingredients, namely agar-agar, jam, bread, tomato paste, potatoes, sour cream, pickled cucumbers and cheese with mold.

Ways to grow mold

  • Agar Agar. Laboratories for growing molds use agar-agar. The same can be done at home. It should be cut into cubes unpeeled raw potatoes, and cook it on a small fire for thirty minutes. After that, the decoction is filtered and put back on fire, but only with the addition of agar-agar, which is sold in any store. After the powder has dissolved, the mold dilution medium will be ready. Now you need to wait until the mold itself starts in agar-agar, but you can bring it from any other product so that it grows faster.
  • Bread. Surely everyone knows that mold often appears on stale bread. Therefore, if you want it to appear on it, then before you grow mold on bread, you need to sprinkle it with water and wrap it in a plastic bag. Also, the bread must be put in a warm room, where the sun's rays do not penetrate. After that, it remains only to wait for the appearance of mold. If you want to grow black mold, then you should buy white bread for this purpose.
  • Other foods. If the methods described above are not quite suitable for you, then mold can be grown in one of the following products: in a jar of pickles, with jam or tomato paste. Before you make the mold in these products, you need to prevent them with a dirty spoon, after which you should tightly close the jar and put it in a warm place. Very soon you will be able to observe its shoots.
  • Blue cheese. In addition, mold can be diluted using mycelium, which is a vegetative body of fungi and actinomycetes. To do this, take a piece of blue cheese, pour it with sour cream, and leave it all at room temperature.Do not doubt, soon you will see the whole plantation of mold. Do not be upset if your mold has become black. These are just ripe boxes with spores that are at the tips of the mycelium. After they open up and scatter these spores around, the amount of your mold will increase significantly. Now you know how to grow mold, in the quantities you need.