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Is this sample biological?

Postby hanss » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:05 am

I found some white powder in an air conditioning unit and would appreciate knowing if the material is biological. I think that it is a type of mold but would like a second opinion. I am enclosing a picture taken with a microscope at 100x.

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Postby Dr.Stein » Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:45 am

It seems like a fungus colony :)

Btw, hallo Hanss, wie geht's Dir? :D
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Postby hanss » Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:57 am

Thank you VERY much for your look!

Vielen Dank!

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Postby imraan47 » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:37 pm

seems like a mold or fungus growing. btw A/C's should be cleaned every 3-6 months
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Postby Dr.Stein » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:55 am

Yes, that's why it needs to be clean regularly. Those molds grow there because of the humidity. Though AC provides cool air but the machine produces heat, which result in a humidity, where pioneer microorganisms are supported to start inhabit ;)
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