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!

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Watch video on using Agar and Agar Slants 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 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!

    Read our Blog about using Agar by clicking Here

    Watch video on using Agar and Agar Slants Here!

    Learn more about using Agar by clicking Here

    Watch this video on using Agar and Agar Slants Here!

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      Perfect

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      • Price Quality Sterile Chloramphenicol
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      These plates make sterile agar work very easy. They will definitely be my go-to for pre-poured plates from now on.

      No issues

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      I made an error with inputting my address and the team was so helpful every step of the way with getting that issue rectified even though weeks had passed since the delivery estimate. Anyway, once that was solved, my order was shipped out and I have had no issues whatsoever with my product. I love the great customer service that accompanies their reliable products.

      Great fast service!

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      Can't complain! Fast colonizing agar from my favorite myco company and Super fast Shipping!! Always- Every time I order I get my stuff in matter of 2-3 days max! Midwest Grow Kits are beyond PROFESSIONAL and anything that you order from them you will be amazed by how quick shipping is, along with top of the line merchandise, and last but not least AMAZING detailed instructions. Simply said, it DOES NOT get any better than this when you want 100% satisfaction!

      Always Great!

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      Pros:
      • fresh
      • clean
      • easy to use
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      Easy to unwrap! Perform as they should! Thanks for offering these in different sizes! Can't beat the price!