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    #2731434 - 05/26/04 10:12 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I'm thinking of trying Agar. I have a container of Malt Extract Agar. I read the Agar Tek and was wondering if insted of mixing the Agar in a big jar and then poring it into petri dishes, I could just mix it and then pour it into my small jars with a filter disk on top and then pressure cook the jars? Then after they cool I could inoculate them through the filter disk keeping contaminents out. Any body think this will work?



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    #2731446 - 05/26/04 10:17 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Yeh sounds good. Just make sure those jars can withstand pressure cooking and that you can get a blade in to remove mycelium easily.

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    #2731737 - 05/26/04 12:29 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

That?s the way I do it right now and it works good. It?s a nice way to skip a step in agar preparation, specially if you don?t own a flowhood and pouring it from a flask to the dishes implies an added risk.


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