Pre-poured petri dishes Malt Extract Yeast Peptone Agar (MYPA) 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 90mm Petri dish with MYPA sealed with Parafilm
– 10x Parafilm pre-cut strip
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, which allows for clarity while being disposable and durable. It is easy to stock and grip and has an anti-slip ring that offers stability.
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 spawn
- Long-term storage of your isolated strain of Mycelium
Why use Malt Extract Agar Yeast Peptone for growing mushroom culture?
Malt extract contains a high concentration of maltose, which provides a suitable environment for the growth of yeast and mould. That is due to its rich source of carbon, protein and nitrogenous compounds, which are used as energy for 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.)
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 fibre, Vitamin D, and B Complex (Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12).
Mycological peptone is a mixture of peptones derived from soybean plants and animals. It is commonly used in liquid culture recipes and agar recipes 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 Mycelium Mat.
In an unlikely situation when you receive some plates damaged or contaminated that may arise sometime from shipping, we will refund you part payment for those affected plates. Please send us the photos within one week of receiving the parcel.
Our highest priority is ensuring the most pleasant experience for our customers.
Feel free to contact us regarding any further information, and we will be happy to help you on your mushroom journey.