Agar Slants are a solid medium used in Mycology to culture and maintain healthy mycelium. The slanted shape of the agar slant provides a larger surface area for mycelium growth compared to a flat agar plate, as well as enabling easier storage and transport of Fungal cultures. These slants are commonly used for the long-term preservation of Fungal cultures and the propagation of pure cultures for diagnostic and research purposes. In addition, some agar slants can be used to store mycelium for up to a year! Midwest's Malt Extract Agar Slants are created with a blend of agar, organic malt extract, organic locust bean gum, and potato dextrose that promotes optimal mycelial growth and viability. This type of slant is more durable than agar plates, which only last for a few weeks. Simply transfer your preferred mushroom mycelium from an agar plate to an agar slant and store it in the refrigerator for future use. Each package of five test tubes is vacuum-sealed in polyolefin packaging and can be stored in the fridge for up to 90 days before use.
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- Set of five sterilized malt extract test tube slants
- Formulated with a perfect blend of ingredients to promote long-term mycelium colonies
- Prepared using a pressure sterilization process and poured in a lab with a laminar flow hood to ensure purity
- Comes with detailed instructions on how to use the slants properly
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