Tag Archives: mycology

Pressure Cookers vs. Steam Sterilizers–what you need to know

pressure cooker vs steam sterilizer

Pressure Cookers vs. Steam Sterilizers 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 […]

What is Agar-Agar?

what is agar-agar?

What is Agar-Agar? So, what is Agar-Agar? And what it be used for? 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 […]

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