When you choose this add-on option, you will receive 4 identical test tubes of the algal culture media used to maintain the strain at UTEX. These tubes of media can be used to create backup copies in case anything were to happen to the original during experimentation. This is beneficial if you are testing alternate culturing conditions and/or media, since you can recover the strain from the backup instead of having to purchase the strain and wait for it to ship again.
- You want to place an order for UTEX LB 2307 Isochrysis aff. galbana, and UTEX 2 Carteria sp., and you choose the add-on option for the 4 tubes of media for both strains. You would receive the strains ordered and 4 test tubes of Erdschreiber's Medium (UTEX LB 2307) and 4 test tubes of Proteose Medium (UTEX 2).
- You want to place an order for UTEX 2714 Chlorella vulgaris with the media add-on option, and UTEX LB 2342 Spirulina maxima without the add-on option. You would receive the strains ordered and 4 test tubes of Proteose Medium (UTEX 2714) only.