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Pre-Poured Sterilized BLACK MEA Agar Plates (10-Pack)

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    Looking for that ultimate contrast for white mycelium and a plate that naturally defends against bacteria? Midwest's Black Agar plates are the answer. We start with the perfect blend of agar, organic malt extract, organic locust bean gum & organic yeast extract. We add pure lab grade carbon, which prevents bacterial growth while stimulating the growth of mushroom mycelium. Midwest's agar plates are made fresh daily! Most pre-poured agar plates sit for weeks before shipping. See the difference fresh makes! Each set of 10 plates are sealed in polyolefin packaging.

    Features & Includes:

    • 10 Sterilized Black AGAR dishes
    • 100mm Polystyrene Petri Dishes
    • 100% Pure lab grade carbon added
    • Made with perfect blend of additives to promote healthy mycelium colonies
    • Pressure sterilized & Poured in our lab using laminar flow hood
    • Please store agar plates in the fridge and use within 3-4 weeks for optimal results


    Read our Blog about using Agar by clicking Here

    Watch video on using Agar and Agar Slants Here!

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    (ON SALE NOW!)  Looking for that ultimate contrast for white mycelium and a plate that naturally defends against bacteria? Midwest's Black Agar plates are the answer. We start with the perfect blend of agar, organic malt extract, organic locust bean gum & organic yeast extract. We add pure lab grade carbon, which prevents bacterial growth while stimulating the growth of mushroom mycelium. Midwest's agar plates are made fresh daily! Most pre-poured agar plates sit for weeks before shipping. See the difference fresh makes! Each set of 10 plates are sealed in polyolefin packaging.

    What is Agar? How do I use it?

    Agar plates have been used for decades by mushroom growing enthusiasts and are becoming more popular again. You start by squirting a tiny amount of spore solution on the plate. Incubate for a few days and white mycelium patches begin to form. Agar lets you choose the fastest growing and most robust mycelium for use in your growing project while being able to isolate any mold without ruining your culture plate.

    Isolating a culture is how the experts grow the biggest and best mushrooms, the ones you see in pictures on the many forums. After you choose your mycelium colony to use, create a still air box or use a flow hood and cut a piece of the agar out and place into a spawn bag, spawn jar or liquid culture to grow. Working with agar seems intimidating and prone to contamination but with the chloramphenicol added, the risks are much lower and easier than you can imagine!

    Read our Blog about using Agar by clicking Here

    Watch video on using Agar and Agar Slants Here!

      Overall Customer Rating of 8 Reviews:
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      Easy to see mycelium

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      These are the first plates I’ve ever used. Went MSS to agar saw growth quickly. Only one out of 4 got contam working in a SAB, it was probably my fault! Very happy though!

      Massachusetts

      Great Plates!

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      Received these plates a few weeks ago and waited to write this review. I used 8/10 plates - After a week all 8 plates are showing great growth with no contamination at all. The two unused plates have also shown no sign of contamination. The black charcoal makes for a nice contrast with the mycelium. Plates are not shipped sealed individually but are shipped wrapped up together so as long as you properly sterilize everything before unwrapping you shouldn't have any issues. Great choice will order more.

      Kentucky

      not fade away

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      these plates are just the thing for someone whose eyes don't catch the light and fuzzies...mycelium stands out like a sore thumb against the black, much love

      LOVE!

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      Great contrast! Love this black! Good price! fast ship

      The color Contrast provides an awesome look at the mycelium !

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      High quality contam free and worked like a charm!!!! The black provides a nice background with the white mycelium! It’s beautiful!!!!