Why no sex, Beauveria? Is that an independent variable we can play with?
Widely found in soils and grows on MacConkey agar!!! I am pretty sure I have seen this growing in our Sabouraud agar plates for the soil microbiology lab in past semesters. Paper in last link also contains information on yeast versus mold form…. we are going to need to be able to grow this as a yeast and count cells accurately for hemocoel injections. LD50 at 2dpi is 10,000 conidiospores. [Jeff chase down synchronization methods for culturing conidiospores… is that important here… how heterogenous will these mixtures be… that could affect reproducibility]
UGA Nancy: species specificity might be a problem. Good point.
Top scan adult count:
1 large larva
Oodles of teeny tiny larvae
(ok, I pawed around a little with my hands to find the large larva)