Inject your AgarPots with just a droplet or two of solution
Once you have clean growth, simply cut a little wedge of mycelium and transfer it into your spawn.
Our SpawnTubs are perfect for this!
How to inoculate?
There are many ways to do this; one is to inject a droplet of gourmet spore solution on to the surface of the agar via the injection port, another is to open the AgarPot lid within a SAB and drop a piece of mushroom tissue for cloning etc.
Once you can see enough healthy mycelium growth, simply pop the lid off within a SAB and transfer a freshly cut mycelium wedge directly into Rye Grain SpawnTubs if you like!
We also have smaller G2G SpawnPots too.
Using gourmet spores
Generally, the main difference between the beginner and the skilled cultivator in this scene is:
Spores -> Grow Kit -> Mushrooms
Spores -> Agar -> SpawnTubs -> Substrate -> Mushrooms
Ensuring clean mycelium is being introduced to spawn
If you’re a beginner who wants to up your game, this site has everything you need. Agar is awesome.
- 3 x AgarPots™
- 1 x Sterile scalpel
- 1 x Face Mask
- 1 x Sterile Gloves
- 5 x Chlorhexidine Alcohol Wipes
- 2 x Anti-Microbial Handwipes
Our Agar recipe
- Light Malt Extract (LME)
- Nutritional Yeast
- Distilled Water
Same guarantee for all clean products
Experience a problem with any product? Don’t panic!
Clean products are what we specialise in, it’s our bread and butter – and we’re good at it. We have to be.
Sterile technique is like driving – you can’t learn it by reading, you need to be practising it always.
While most contamination reports are statistically more likely to be down to beginner error, it’s not always the case.
Sometimes it may actually be us. Does that mean we don’t know what we are doing or that we’re rookies at this?
No. And here’s why.
We regularly purchase live gourmet mother spawn from one of, if not the largest, most accredited mycology business in the world.
This company is BIG and they even run week-long training courses in mycology and have the most incredible set up worth a fortune.
Even they make mistakes. We’ve had to get in touch with them a couple of times after receiving contaminated spawn.
The point we’re trying to make here is that even the masters of mycology mess up. Nature is unpredictable and we all make mistakes.
Although we don’t offer refunds on our products, we will send a voucher for it’s replacement.
Irregardless who is at fault.
A second chance on us 🙂
*If we believe this is being abused by anyone, we reserve the right to remove it at any time.
This product should absolutely be used with a SAB, it’s not just good practise – it’s critical.
We have SAB’s available, but you can always build yourself something – it doesn’t need to be fancy!
…some people even build SAB’s with a cardboard box (inferior but better than open air).
We don’t wait around
All orders are shipped within 7 working days of the “💚 Payment confirmed” email, with most orders being posted out within 3 working days or less.
We are a small team and the majority of our products are handmade, so we need to ask customers to allow for this dispatch time.
If 7 working days have passed since the payment confirmed email and you’ve still not had the dispatch email, it’s time to get in touch with us through our Contact form – select ‘High‘ priority please! In the extremely rare times this happens (and if it’s our fault) then we’ll make up for it with a gift of our choosing 🙂
Troubleshooting (Common issues which affect dispatch)
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Even for international orders made from outside of the UK, our customs declarations are barebones with descriptions such as ‘Microscopy Kit’ or ‘Gardening Supplies’, etc… We follow the rules whilst maintaining your privacy.
Ask questions about this product here!
What would be the best way to remove some of the contents after innoculation for transplant/ or contamination while leaving the rest in the agar and are the hypha sensitve like plant roots?
- I'm slightly at a loss of how to use these, is this to reuse and regrow the mycelium from your first grow?
- Do I need to sterilize the agar when it arrives. If so, what is the best method you suggest?
Q Do I need to sterilize the agar when it arrives. If so, what is the best method you suggest? answer nowAsked on 13th July 2021 1:46 pmA
They are already sterile - we’ve done all the work, you simply need to inoculate them :)
If unopened and unused how long will these last? and how is best to store them?
Q If unopened and unused how long will these last? and how is best to store them? answer nowAsked on 28th March 2021 9:16 pmA
They will only become unusable if they dry out so should last many months. If stored stored within a clean fridge, maybe even longer.
Hi. Excuse my novice-ness! Once an agar pot is colonised, how long will that mycelium keep and what would be the best method to store?
Q Hi. Excuse my novice-ness! Once an agar pot is colonised, how long will that mycelium keep and wh...... Read more answer nowAsked on 5th March 2021 12:24 pmA It’s a good question! It will keep quite long, but the sooner you drop a wedge into spawn the better as the mycelium will be growing fast and wanting more nutrition. If the mycelium is taking up all of the Agar and you don’t have spawn immediately available then it’s absolutely fine to place the AgarPots in the fridge to slow the growth needs to an absolute crawl and give you time to get spawn ready (or purchase from us!). Most species of mushroom mycelium will store well for many months in a fridge set between 2-4degrees Celsius (apart from Pink Oyster!)
After you've introduced gourmet spore droplets, what temperature would an agar pot need to be kept at for best mycelium growth results?