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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. 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 5 plates are sealed in polyolefin packaging.

Features & Includes:

  • 5 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
  • Please store agar plates in the fridge and use within 3-4 weeks for optimal results

Learn more about using Agar by clicking Here

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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 5 plates are guaranteed to arrive fresh and contaminate free. They are sealed with parafilm and polyolefin packaging.

    Features & Includes:

     

    • 100mm Polystyrene Petri Dishes
    • 5 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
      Overall Customer Rating of 11 Reviews:

      My first time

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      I’ve been using online-store-bought spawn, spore syringe while applying the technique spore syringe to grains or spore syringe to lc then to grains on my cultivation projects for years now and haven’t tried this until I saw that midwest carry the product and decided to try it due to my curiousity. I’ve always used the oven method provided by midwest with uv c light & flame source (if needed) hopefully it all works out!

      In substrate

      I love these plates!

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      • Price
      • Sterile
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      The agar plates arrived packaged well, and appear to be evenly poured plates. I've used 4 out of the 5 so far with positive results. These are a must for me moving forward so I don't waste anymore grain bags with contamination.

      OH

      I recommend Midwest to everyone on shroomery and /r/mushroomgrowers

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      Fast shipping and great product haven't had a chance to use them yet but they are sitting and no contams!

      Florida

      Well Packaged

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      • price
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      Came quick, packaged safely and securely, a smooth experience overall.

      CA

      first time

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      Pros:
      • quick
      • easy
      Cons:
      • a little pricey
      this is my first venture with agar plates, I was using liquid mycelium but I wanted more control over the final product and agar gives me that the plates are easy to use and the results speak for themselves if you are hesitant or intimidated don't be go for it way better than starting with spores.

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