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Pre-Poured Sterilized Malt Extract Agar Plates (10-Pack)

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    Looking for the perfect agar plates for your fungal cultures? Look no further than our malt extract agar plates! Our plates are made from a carefully crafted blend of organic malt extract, organic locust bean gum, and organic yeast extract, all combined with high-quality agar. And that's not all - we also add a small amount of chloramphenicol to stimulate mycelium growth while preventing bacterial contamination.

    But what really sets our plates apart is their freshness. Unlike other pre-poured plates that sit on shelves for weeks, our plates are made fresh every day and shipped right to your door. And with each set of 10 plates individually sealed in polyolefin packaging, you can be sure that they'll arrive in pristine condition.

    So why settle for stale, outdated plates when you can have the freshest and most effective malt extract agar plates on the market? Try our plates today and see the difference for yourself!

    We are excited to announce starting in April 2023 all our agar plates are now machine poured in our new clean room. We measure out the ingredients and add them to the MediaPrep machine and it blends and mixes, then sterilizes it for 30 minutes at 18 PSI and cools it to 145 degrees. Then it is pumped over to the dispensing machine that measures out 25ml per plate. The MediaFill shakes each plate as it passes a UV-C light. Each plate is capped and then labeled by the laserjet printer. This machine will ensure every plate has the exact same level of agar and much less room for any human error.

    Our 10 sterilized malt extract agar plates are the perfect choice for healthy mycelium colonies. Here's what makes them stand out:

    • Each plate is made with a carefully crafted blend of ingredients to promote optimal growth.
    • Our plates are crafted from durable 100mm polystyrene Petri dishes.
    • To ensure purity, every plate is pressure sterilized and poured in our lab under the protection of a laminar flow hood.
    • Each plate contains chloramphenicol to resist contamination.
    • For best results, we recommend storing our plates in the refrigerator and using them within 3-4 weeks of delivery.
    • Our plates come in assorted colors, which not only looks neat but also helps us keep track of dates for optimal use.

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      Agar plates have been a trusted tool among mushroom growing enthusiasts for decades, and their popularity is on the rise again. Here's how they work:

      Start by squirting a tiny amount of spore solution onto the plate, and incubate for a few days. Soon, you'll see white mycelium patches forming. With agar, you can select the fastest growing and most robust mycelium for use in your growing project, while also being able to isolate any mold without damaging your culture plate.

      Isolating a culture is the key to growing the biggest and best mushrooms, like the ones you see in pictures on many forums. Once you've chosen your mycelium colony, create a still air box or use a flow hood to cut a piece of the agar out and place it into a spawn bag, spawn jar, or liquid culture to grow.

      While working with agar may seem intimidating and prone to contamination, the chloramphenicol added to our plates greatly reduces the risks. You'll find it's easier than you could imagine to get started with your mushroom growing project using our agar plates.

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        • 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!
        Overall Customer Rating of 13 Reviews:
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        Malt Agar Dishes

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        They were amazing and as soon as we put a piece of mushroom we're cloning in it we waited ONE DAY and looked and it was already starting to colonize!!! Truly Magnificent!!! We will definitely be purchasing more of these in the future for sure!!! Thank You Again.

        New York

        Always clean

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        I've ordered agar multiple times for this company and they always come well packaged and always clean.

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        So far they have been great

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        So far so good

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        Connecticut

        Agar

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        Arrived fast and in perfect sterile condition, very happy with my purchase