Plates can be stored for 9-12 months if unopened. Premium quality: made with high-quality malt extract agar, providing a nutrient-rich environment for fungal cultures.Pre-sterilized: comes pre-sterilized, saving you time and effort in preparing the petri dishes for use. Versatile: ideal for fungal cultures, mushroom spore germination, mold detection, bacterial and culture study, and other scientific applications. Convenient: the petri dishes are easy to handle and store, and are suitable for use in any laboratory setting. High-quality packaging: our sterilized malt extract agar petri dishes come in a secure and sturdy packaging, ensuring that they remain sterile and intact until you are ready to use them.
Long shelf life: these petri dishes have a long shelf life, allowing you to store them for future use. How to use agar plates.
We recommend that agar plates remain unopened and are refrigerated (not frozen) so that they last longer. When you are ready to use, remove the agar dishes from the refrigerator and let them warm up to room temperature. This generally takes anywhere from 30 min to 1 hr.All work should be done in front of a hepa filter laminar flow hood, or within a clean still air box. Using clean/sterile instruments, deposit culture samples or spores to the surface of the plates.
Replace the lid of the petri dish back on top, then use parafilm or other adhesive tapes around the edge of the plates to keep it sealed. Incubate plates at about 65-77f, and keep a thermometer nearby to monitor the temperature.
If condensation is visible you may store the plate upside down. Fungal colonies should be visible in several days.
This item is made of petri dish and malt dextrose agar.