Perfect for inoculation, agar, cloning, etc.
We have cut and smoothed the armholes so you don’t have to. Avoiding you the expense of high quality cutting tools.
Why should I use a SAB?
When undertaking the tasks involved in mushroom cultivation, you have to always imagine that contamination is raining down every second. Literally. How we always describe it to customers to help them visualise what we mean is picture your home on a bright, sunny day and all of those little specs of dust you see floating around the room in the sunlight.. Now, within those specs of dust are nasty contaminant mould spores, like the dreaded trichoderma – it’s totally normal, no matter how clean you keep your home.
So, if you complete a crucial task like inoculating a grow kit out in the open – even if you and your workspace are super clean and you take care to wipe your injection ports, it just takes a second for even one of these nasty spores to land on top of your inoculation point before you pierce your needle through and voila – the contamination is introduced directly into your substrate and your project is ruined.
Working within a SAB prevents any unwanted spores being able to fall onto your work from above.
Carefully positioned armholes suit working standing up or sitting down
Notice that we simply flipped the SAB around and removed the lid on the picture above to use the perfectly flat table surface.
Tips on use
Thoroughly clean the SAB within its working position before each session.
If you use an alcohol solution, be careful to give it time for the vapours to disappear before doing any flame sterilising.. you don’t want to ignite!
Personally, we always just use anti-bac wipes on a SAB, making sure to give it a very careful clean.
Keep air currents at an absolute minimum, ie. draught-free room and slower arm movements within the SAB.
Keep a roll of aluminium foil inside the SAB – the high temperature annealing processes it goes through during production means it’s completely sterile between the foil – a brilliant working surface which you don’t need to wipe clean!
- Dimensions: 78x56x43cm
- Volume: 130L
- Material: Polypropylene (PP5)
What’s not included
- Foil or anything within the SAB
We stand by the products we produce, but sometimes mistakes happen.. especially further down the line (during shipping).
All of our pre-modified SABs are sourced in-person so we can ensure no damage prior to our modication work and dispatch.
But because this product has such a high risk of cracking during transit – we offer absolutely no guarantee on it. What we will do is pack it as best as we can and use ‘Fragile’ tape.
If you are unlucky enough to experience cracking, use glue or duct tape and view the SAB as having some extra character – it will still work just fine.
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.
First impression counts
Nosey delivery drivers, flatmates, neighbours or work colleagues?
Your parcel will be sent in high quality, nondescript packaging; our website won’t be mentioned and there’s no tell-tale return address to worry about either.
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!
How is the lid attached to the box?
Q How is the lid attached to the box? answer nowAsked on 9th March 2021 6:26 pmA
Friction holds it rather tight.
At what point after inoculating can you move the SAB with the newt inoculated substrate, or start opening a door which will introduce air?
Q At what point after inoculating can you move the SAB with the newt inoculated substrate, or start...... Read more answer nowAsked on 22nd January 2021 8:29 amA
The SAB is only intended for the mission critical inoculation stage. It won't harm the kit being left in there, but it's certainly not a requirement. It will keep it dust-free though, which is always a plus.
After the inoculation process, you are done - so you can safely open the door at any time :)