All the Snail Factory research molds of this era were grown from Rhizopus fungi back in the late 1920s. Dr. Rhizo, being the culture from which all the subsequent molds were grown, naturally takes the role of lab director. Doctors Stola, Capri and Schipper, though only a few days younger tend to treat him as a father figure.
Over the years, a few other fungi have interned at the factory but few of these fungal bodies have proven fruitful. Fuligo, a dog vomit slime mold, made a few significant developments in shell patterning but left the factory after a short while due to mockery of his unfortunate name. By contrast, Cammie and Brie (both French Penicillia) were very popular in their time at the factory. So much so that rivalries formed and jealousy ensued. Brie fled and Cammie was eventually eaten by Dink Lilax. This event caused not only a solemn few months around the research labs, but a case of flatulence in Mr. Lilax that produced the Bhopal disaster of 1984.