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Agar Information

Low nutrient spore starter Agar - Mycologysimplified

Ingredient descriptions

Agar Ingredients and addatives


Malt Extract

Malt extract contains high concentration maltose, which provides a suitable environment for growth of yeast and mold. That is due to its rich source of carbon, protein and nitrogenous compounds, that are used as energy for the fungi growth.

Agar-Agar

Agar-Agar is extracted from various seaweeds, such as gracilaria and gelidium (It contains no animal ingredients. Due to the unique gel property and stability of Agar, it is used as a firming and thickening agent for Petri dish experimentation.)

Yeast (S. Cerevisiae)

The strain species S. Cerevisiae is grown on sugar beet molasses, making it a natural source of readily assimilated amino acids and proteins. For mushrooms, this means a rich supplemented diet of dietary fiber, Vitamin D, and B Complex (Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12).



Peptone

Mycological Peptone is a mixture of peptones derived from Soybean plants and animal origin, commonly used in Liquid culture recipe, agar recipe and also added to Substrate as a supplement.



Supplementation with Peptone not only stimulates the growth of mycelium but also greatly improves the quality of the projected.


In an unlikely situation when you receive some plates damaged or contaminated than may arise sometime during shipping, we will provide a credit for those plates on your next order! Please send us the photos within one week of receiving the parcel.

Our highest priority is ensuring the most pleasant experience for our customers. 

SYA (Sorghum Yeast Agar)

These plates are to be stored at room temperature. Do not store them in the fridge.

Get ready to add a dash of sweetness to your scientific adventures with our Sorghum Syrup Yeast Agar (SYA) Plates! 

Ever heard of sorghum syrup, also known as sorghum molasses? It's the secret ingredient we've harnessed to create the most exciting growth medium for your favorite microorganisms. Sorghum, much like corn but with a twist, is cultivated worldwide and packed with essential nutrients. Think protein, vitamins, minerals, and of course, those oh-so-sweet sugars. These nutrients are like a gourmet feast for our fungal friends! 

But here's the twist! We've added this sorghum magic into our best selling MYA (Malt Yeast Plates). The result? Enhanced fungal growth and rock-solid culture stability. Elevate your microbial research by ordering SYA (Sorghum Yeast Agar) Plates today and experience the best we have to offer!

We recommend SYA plates for-

Germinating spores, Isolating a specific strain of mushroom, and every day transfers. 

MEA (Malt Extract)

These plates are to be stored at room temperature. Do not store them in the fridge.


General MEA petri dish information- The all around agar!

MEA is a gelatinous medium that is used to purify, germinate, isolate and manipulate mushroom mycelium.

These petri dishes are 100% ready to inoculate with spores or mushroom mycelium.

 

We recommend MEA plates for-

Germinating spores, Isolating a specific strain of mushroom, and every day transfers. 

MEA With Carbon/Activated Charcoal

Please store these plates at ambient temperature, and please avoid refrigeration.

MEA with Activated Charcoal is a gel-like substance utilized for the purification, cultivation, isolation, and manipulation of mushroom mycelium. The inclusion of Activated Charcoal provides a mild antibacterial effect.

These petri dishes are fully prepared for spore or mushroom mycelium inoculation.

We suggest using MEA plates for:

  • Spore germination
  • Isolating particular mushroom varieties
  • Basictransfers.

MYA (Malt Yeast Agar)

These plates are to be stored at room temperature. Do not store them in the fridge.


MYA petri dish information- 

The all around agar dish with a little extra oomph!

MTA is a gelatinous medium that is used to purify, germinate, isolate and manipulate mushroom mycelium but with a small addition of nutritional yeast! 

These petri dishes are 100% ready to inoculate with spores or mushroom mycelium.

 

We recommend MYAplates for-

Isolating a specific strain of mushroom, trying to get that beautiful rhyzomorphic growth and every day transfers. 

MYPA (Malt Extract Yeast Agar Peptone)

These plates are to be stored at room temperature. Do not store them in the fridge.


Malt Extract Yeast Agar Peptone (MYPA)

What is MYPA?

MYPA Mix is the most nutritious gelatinous media to cultivate, isolate and manipulate fungi. That is due to Peptone, which is derivative from soybeans and beef bone that supports vigorous mycelium growth  and demonstrates the most efficient media for long-term maintenance of mushroom cultures (more than a year). The uses of MYPA include:

Growing mushroom mycelium for expansion into grain spawnLong term storage of your isolated strain of MyceliumPlease note this mix has yeast and Peptone and is extremely nutritious. Hence,this medium will have a higher likelyhood of contamination if sterile procedures are not maintained but it also means that mycelium has abundant of nutrition to survive for long term growth.

Low Nutrient (Water Agar)

These plates are to be stored at room temperature. Do not store them in the fridge.

Each mushroom has unique genetics, and capturing their best attributes is a simple but valuable skill. If you have encountered a wild mushroom or are in love with a specific strain, these dishes are your best tool. Low nutrient water agar is an efficient medium for mushroom tissue propagation. That is due to its low nutrient value, which reduces the chances of other contaminants from thriving. On the other hand, mushroom tissues will colonize the medium under the right procedures.

 

Moreover, This product is a powerful and simple educational tool when learning cloning techniques. We believe that cloning mushrooms is simpler than growing them. We encourage beginners to experiment with common mushrooms from the supermarket such as the Portobella and White Button species to learn to clone. In this way, when growing or foraging mushrooms, this skill will come in handy. We recommend using at least 5 WA plates for cloning the desired tissue. This will help purification and increase the chances of success.

Pre-Poured Agar

Custom mixed, made fresh, and ready for your favorite fungi!