Pre-poured petri dishes Malt Extract Agar (MEA) for mushroom growing
Our agar plates are thick-poured, which helps to retain moisture for longer, avoiding the plates from getting dry, making your cultures last longer.
Your purchase includes-
– 10x Parafilm pre-cut strip
– 10x 90mm Petri dish with MEA sealed with Parafilm
These plates are to be stored at room temperature. Do not store them in the fridge unless colonised.
Shelf life: 30-45 days
About the petri dish-
These dishes are made of clear polystyrene, allowing clarity while being disposable and durable. It is easy to stock and grip and has an anti-slip ring that offers stability.
General MEA petri dish information-
MEA is a gelatinous medium 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
- School projects to grow bacteria, protozoa, fungi and viruses (We have a separate listing for a school project kit on our eBay store)
Malt extract contains a high concentration of maltose, which provides a suitable environment for the growth of fungi. That is due to its rich source of carbon, protein and nitrogenous compounds, used as energy for the fungi growth.
Agar-Agar is extracted from various seaweeds, such as gracilaria and gelidium (It contains no animal ingredients. Due to Agar’s unique gel property and stability, it is used as a firming and thickening agent for Petri dish experimentation.)
In an unlikely situation when you receive some plates damaged or contaminated that may sometimes arise due to shipping, we will refund you for those affected plates. Please send us the photos within one week of receiving the package. We are not able to reship the affected plates.