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September, 2008

HardyCHROM Candida

HC Candida
Chromogenic Media for Candida Identification

Hardy’s chromogenic culture media for the speciation of Candida will give you the answers you need in 24 to 48 hours.

  • Candida albicans – green, smooth
  • Candida krusei – pink, rough
  • Candida tropicalis – blue, smooth
  • Candida glabrata – pink, smooth

Note: Yeast species other than C. glabrata will also appear pink and smooth, which is why additional confirmatory testing is needed. Please see our GlabrataQuick confirmation test below.

Want to explore information on how HardyCHROM Candida can speed up your yeast ID’s?

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Here’s an easy and reliable way to confirm your identifications for Candida glabrata.

Get results in as little as one hour!

C. glabrata will ferment Trehalose, but not Maltose or Sucrose.


The additional sugars (sucrose and maltose) are added in order to reduce the chance of false positives, thus increasing the specificity of your results.

Chromogenic media for yeast cannot positively identify C. glabrata, since other species of yeast will have the same appearance. Now there’s a simple way to be sure!

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Click here for a sample.

More Brainteasers


Stimulate your gray matter!

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The Wonder Drug
Joke 1a

“Penicillin is called the “Wonder Drug” because whenever the Doctor wonders what you have…that’s what you get”


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Micro Limericks
Bacterial Division
A bacterium named Bill and his brother
Went out for drink with each other
In the midst of their quaffing
They split their sides laughing
And now each of them is a mother

Nice kitty…or bad kitty?

Are our beloved kitties capable of shedding millions of potentially fatal infectious particles?

Are mental diseases related to our association with cats?

How can you protect yourself?

Find out here.

Candida glabrata
Why is it important?
Can you accurately identify it?
Can you kill it with Fluconazole?

Click here to learn more.

Seeing is Believing?


Table illusion

Which table is longer? Test your theory…go ahead and measure them.


“Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear”

Wisdom to ponder…

John Wooden

John Wooden

The only Basketball Hall of Fame member to be honored both as a player and as a coach. He coached the UCLA Bruins to ten NCAA championships in 12 years.


“Ability is a poor man’s wealth.”

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

“Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”

If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything.”

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”

“Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.”

“Never mistake activity for achievement.”

“Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”

“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

“You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.”

“Intensity makes you stronger. Emotionalism makes you weaker.”

“Be uncomfortable with comfortable; be discontent with being content.”

“Goodness gracious, sakes alive!


Dilu-Lok… The dilution solution


Hardy’s Dilu-Loks  are the reliable and ready-to-use solution for your dilution needs. Dilu-Loks are available in 90ml or 99ml vials with a flop-top lid for easy one-handed operation. Hardy’s Dilu-Loks have been completely redesigned for leak-proof operation…guaranteed! They come in a variety of formulations: Phosphate Buffer, Butterfield’s Buffer, or Peptone Water. Click here for more information. Click here if you would like to try out some samples.