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Culturing Supplies

Agar Agar Powder 50g

Agar Agar Powder is an ingredient used in preparation of MEA and PDA nutrient plate recipe. It is a gelatinous substance obtained from seaweed and used in biological culture media and as a thickener in food.

 

Autoclave Filter Patch Bags

We have designed our own polypropylene Autoclave Filter Patch Bag with our signature mushroom patch. 

There are 2 lengths to choose from: 250mm and 330mm wide tubing roll. The 250mm and 330mm width refers to the 'flat' width, in other words if the bag is placed flat on a surface. If the bag mouth is opened and perfectly round, the inside diameter is 160mm and 210mm respectively.

 

Barley Malt Powder 100g

Barley Malt Powder is an ingredient used in a MEA nutrient plate recipe.

  • Add 7-10g of malt powder to 500ml of hot water
  • Add 11g of Agar Agar powder
  • This recipe will be sufficient to pour 40 65mm petri dishes
Dextrose Powder 100g

Dextrose Powder is an ingredient used in a PDA nutrient plate recipe.

  • Add 1-3g of dextrose to 500ml of hot potato broth
  • Add 11g of Agar Agar powder
  • This recipe will be sufficient to pour 40 65mm petri dishes
Latex Gloves 50 pairs

Examination Gloves are a must when working with fungi - these are Nitrile and Powder Free

Micropore Surgical Tape 24mm x 10m

Micropore is used for covering breathable holes in home made terrariums and master jar lids.

Nutrient Plate

*Current lead time 10 days*

A Nutrient Plate is a Petri Dish with a ready made Nutrient mixture (see recipe below) on which a mycelium culture will be grown.

Over sleeves (each)

Contaminations are everywhere, so Over Sleeves are necessary to take every precaution to maintain sterility. 

Parafilm per meter

Parafilm is a plastic paraffin film with a paper backing and is commonly used for sealing or protecting vessels (such as Petri Dishes). It is a ductile, malleable, waterproof, odorless, translucent and cohesive thermoplastic.

Perlite 250g

Perlite is used:

  • to aerate substrates
  • to maintain humidity levels
Petri Dishes 65mm Plastic (10 pack)

The Petri Dish is used to contain the Nutrient Plate mixture on which a mycelium culture will be grown.

Petri Dishes are sold in a sterilised pack of 10 and sealed in plastic.

Polypropylene tubing (per meter)

The polypropylene tubing is either 250mm or 330mm wide (when flat) and is 70 microns thick. Tubing is used for Oyster hanging bags and sold per meter.

Scalpel Blade Holder No.3

The No. 3 Scalpel Blade Holder is made from stainless steel and the No. 11 Scalpel Blade fits this holder. This is an essential tool and a 'must have'.

Scalpel Blade No.11

The only size we will use is a No. 11 Scalpel Blade. It has a sharp tip and is perfect for cutting wedges from a Petri Dish

A No. 11 Scalpel Blade is individually wrapped, sold individually, is a sterile carbon steel blade and sterilized by Gamma radiation. This blade fits the No.3 Scalpel Blade Holder.