Tag Archives: mycology

Pressure Cookers v.s. Steam Sterilizers–what you need to know

The world of sterilization can sometimes be a confusing and unsure place. While some beginners choose to boil their substrates/equipment, most professional and amateur growers prefer to use either a pressure cooker or a steam sterilizer (autoclave) for sterilization. But how do you know what method is best? What product is right for you? And […]

Agar-Agar; it’s not just for mycologists anymore

Agar-Agar and Petri Dishes go together like bread and butter. The preferred medium of scientists from high school biology labs to professional mycology labs, agar-agar is that jelly-like substance filling those Petri dishes that creates the perfect nutritional space for growing everything from mold and fungi to studying infectious diseases. But does that mean that […]

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