Our MycoGlo plates are a new exciting way to use agar! These plates were originally designed for a project intended to make it easier to identify certain types of mold in the very early stages of growth. While you may not use these for the same reasons, they perform exactly the same as our traditional agar plates but add a level of fun and science to your home lab! Using mycelium friendly Zinc Sulfide & Copper these true glow-in-the-dark plates are great for anyone to use day or night! You will be surprised what you may see in the dark! 

Our 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 Glow in the dark 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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    You may be surprised what you see in the dark! Our MycoGlo plates are a new exciting way to use agar! These plates were originally designed for a project to make it easier to identify certain types of mold in the very early stages of growth. While you may not use these for the same reasons, they perform exactly the same as our traditional agar plates but add a level of fun and science to your home lab! Using mycelium friendly lab grade Zinc Sulfide & Copper these true glow-in-the-dark plates are great for anyone to use day or night!


    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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      S.E. USA

      Best plates I've ever used

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      Pros:
      • they work
      • quality is great
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      After buying mediocre plates off amazon, I gave these a try...100% success in every plate, zero contamination. So HAPPY!

      Very cool Agar Dishes!

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      There is no doubt this is something that should have been sold years ago! I really love seeing the growth in the dark and light, you really can see different stuff! Will be back for more soon!
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      Damn these are cool!!

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      Pros:
      • they glow bright
      Cons:
      • nothing yet
      I thought why not when buying these and I don't think I can go back to regular agar! You can see everything grow like normal agar plates in the light. I had a questionable liquid culture and within 3 days I thought there was normal growth (well it appeared to be) I turned off the lights and noticed a weird spot, which the next day turned out to be mold!! Crazy!! The only thing I suggest is using a regular incandescent old school light to shine on these before turning the lights off. LED lights dont charge the glowing stuff well.

      LOVE THESE!!

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      THEY GLOW IN THE DARK!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH who thinks of this stuff?? Seriously they work great though

      Excellent for starting out

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      Pros:
      • Clean
      • Easy to use
      • Quality
      Cons:
      • Condensation on lids block view
      I make my own plates but I got these to check whether my spores were clean or contaminated (since I wasn't sure if I was pouring wrong), and so far each plate have been consistently clean and sterile. I did lose two plates to contamination after a few days, but I think the spores themselves are contaminated so it's not on the plates themselves (they've contaminated my other agar plates too). However since my other spores seem to be happy on this agar, I can comfortably say that these are definitely clean sterile dishes.

      Otherwise beautiful bubble-less pours with a nice thin layer so I can see through it. Some of them had a little condensation forming on the lids making it hard to see the growth inside, but so far it's been harmless to the mycelium so I can't complain. Great price and they were packaged neatly as well! They were incredibly helpful in confirming my suspicion that my spores weren't clean enough.
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