Pre poured MEAG Agar Plates (Antibacterial) 90mm

NZD $40.00

28 in stock


Pre-poured Petri dishes with Malt Extract Agar (MEA) and Anti-Bacterial Compounds for mushroom growing.

Your purchase includes:

  • 10x Parafilm pre-cut strips
  • 10x 90mm Petri dishes with MEA and Anti-Bacterial Compounds, sealed snugly. Store these plates at room temperature. Do not refrigerate unless colonized.

Shelf life: 30 to 45 days

About the Petri dish:

These dishes are made of clear polystyrene, offering clarity while being disposable and durable. They are easy to stock and grip, with an anti-slip ring for added stability.

General MEAG information:

MEAG is a gelatinous medium used to purify, germinate, isolate, and manipulate mushroom mycelium, significantly reducing the chances of contamination due to its antibacterial compounds.

These Petri dishes are 100% ready to inoculate with spores or mushroom mycelium. The key feature is the antibacterial compounds. In Agar mycelium cultures, these compounds inhibit bacteria to a manageable level. Spores often carry bacteria that germinate faster than mushroom spores, making it challenging for mushroom spores to grow. However, when introduced to MEAG, mushroom spores germinate and grow, leaving bacterial contamination behind. The mycelium’s hyphae have long, sharp filaments that carry reduced populations (if any) when they pass through the antibacterial compounds as they grow. These plates do not prevent the growth of other contaminants that are not bacteria.

We recommend MEA with Anti-Bacterial Compounds for:

  • Germinating spores from a spore syringe or spore print with a likelihood of contamination.
  • Isolating a specific strain of mushroom.
  • Cloning wild mushrooms.
  • Purifying mycelium from other contaminated agar plates or liquid culture.

Malt Extract:

Malt extract contains a high concentration of maltose, providing a suitable environment for fungi growth due to its rich source of carbon, protein, and nitrogenous compounds 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.

In the unlikely event that you receive damaged or contaminated plates due to shipping, we will refund you for the affected plates. Please send us photos within one week of receiving the parcel.

We offer other Pre-Poured Agar plates in our store. You can also buy Anti-Bacterial powder from our store or other pre-made Agar mixesto make your own agar plates.

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