After the testing was completed, eveything ran smoothly. I troubleshooted the bacterial colonies and all were healthy. They just needed to be agitated to get off the bottom of the test tube. After compiling and interpreting the data, I was ready to publish. The first journal found my work interesting but too specialized. So, I’m off to PLOS One to see if they want to take a look. The controls did as they were meant to do, but the fungus I was testing did something very interesting: It extended the lifespans of my test subjects instead of giving them fatal oral infections. So, now the question for further testing is why. Wish me luck!