Macrococcus equipercicus

Macrococcus equipercicus

Where we found it: On the floor under a couch at the Catholic Montessori School in Kirtland, OH

Why it's awesome: For reasons unknown, this microbe grows to large (non-harmful) populations on horses and ponies but not many other places

Fun fact: The microbes in this genus are closely related to the much more famous Staphylococcus (e.g. MRSA) genus but have not been shown to cause disease

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 27 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 22 hrs

Growth density: 40%

Description: Gram-positive, non spore forming, non motile

Originally isolated from: Skin of an Irish thoroughbred horse (1998)