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Malt extract agar plates are made with the perfect blend of agar, organic malt extract, organic locust bean gum & organic yeast extract. We add 0.01% chloramphenicol to prevent 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 Malt Extract Agar plates
  • 100mm Polystyrene Petri Dishes
  • Made with perfect blend of ingredients to promote healthy mycelium colonies
  • Pressure sterilized & Poured in our lab using laminar flow hood
  • Chloramphenicol added to resist contamination
  • Store agar plates in the fridge and use within 3-4 weeks for optimal results
  • Plates come in assorted colors. Colors help us keep dates accurate and also look neat!

Learn more about using Agar by clicking Here

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Price: $16.00
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    (ON SALE NOW!)  See the difference fresh makes! Midwest's malt extract agar plates are made with the perfect blend of agar, organic malt extract, organic locust bean gum & organic yeast extract. We add 0.01% chloramphenicol to prevent bacterial growth while stimulating the growth of mushroom mycelium. Most pre-poured agar plates sit for weeks before shipping.  Each set of 10 plates are guaranteed to arrive fresh and contaminate free. They are sealed with parafilm and polyolefin packaging.

    Features & Includes:

     

    • 100mm Polystyrene Petri Dishes
    • 10 Sterilized Malt Extract Agar plates
    • Made with perfect blend of ingredients to promote healthy mycelium colonies
    • Pressure sterilized & Poured in our lab using laminar flow hood
    • 0.01% Chloramphenicol added to resist contamination
    • Sealed with parafilm and polyolefin packaging to prevent moisture buildup and extend shelf life.

    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!

    Learn more about using Agar by clicking Here

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      Awesomee yay wrks great! 👍

      AWESOME AGAR!

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      came packaged awesome works great I had colonization within 2 days 😀 very very pleased. Sterile out the package! Mush love friends!

      exact item!

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      exact item fast shipping!

      Great plates!

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      • Possible cracking of plates
      Great plates! The antibiotic they add really helps spot contaminated plates, although contamination still happens it takes a few days for the contaminate to mature. I would definitely recommend buying if your getting started as these can be very forgiving.

      As a side not to the manufacture you should consider placing more bubble wrap around plates I received a pack of 10 with 3 cracked plates. I put some micro pore tape and they are doing fine. Otherwise I would have given a 5 star review

      amazing agar mix!!

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      Inoculate in air box and had no contamination in plates. Mycelium colonized in 5 days!!over half the plate was covered in two days. That's fantastic for the strain I'm using. will buy lots more would like to get there agar mix powder.

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