|Buy 1||$16.00 ea|
|Buy 5||$15.20 ea|
|Buy 10||$14.40 ea|
|Buy 25||$12.80 ea|
Agar plates are used to germinate spores, isolate mycelium away from contamination and to expand mycelium. Agar is a very nutritious gel that has been sterilized and then poured into petri dishes. These dishes are completely sterile to allow for mycelium to rapidly grow without contamination.
- Dried Malt Extract (DME)
- Selection of color at no extra cost
- 10 Pack sealed in sterile bag
- Guaranteed 100% Clean
10 Pack plates come in a sealed plastic bag and not individually wrapped. Individually sealed/wrapped plates are available here.
Working with agar is generally considered more advanced and requires a sterile environment to work in. However, a sterile environment could simply be an enclose clear tote (still air box or SAB).
Due to high demand Agar plates may take 24-48 hours before they ship but most go out the next day.
Water Agar - This type of agar mixture is simply Agar Agar and Water. No nutrients are added to the mixture. This helps to drastically slow down the growth of your chosen fungi but also slows down other bacteria and molds. This method helps with being able to identify and isolate your chosen fungi without contaminants taking over too quickly. This option does not include any coloring.
Please Note: Light condensation may occur due to changes in temperature during shipping. Agar is a sterile gel that contains agar, nutrients and water. During shipping the water in the agar may evaporate and condense on the plastic. The condensation should not be seen as a contamination vector since the water itself is completely sterile.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
The plates I received have condensation on the lid. Are they still good to use?
Absoultely! Due to temperature changes during shipping condensation will appear on the lid. The water that condenses on the lid evaporated from the agar and is completely sterile. You can place a cup of hot water on top of the lid for about 10 minutes to help get rid of it. Aside from being an asthetic issue it's completely normal and safe to use.
Do they come individually wrapped?
No, these 10 packs come in a sealed sterile bag. Please refrain from opening the bag outside of a clean/sterile environment. If you'd like individually wrapped plates you can purchase them here.
Are these ready to use?
Yes! Our Agar Plates come sterile and ready to be used to spore germination from a spore syringe, inoculation from liquid culture and expansion from existing agar plates.