AgarPots™ CultKit™

£14.95

LME AgarPots™ for beginners and the experienced

Ready to inject. Ready to use.

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Working with gourmet spores? Agar ensures the highest success rates in mycology

Just a droplet or two of gourmet spore solution is all you need to inoculate each AgarPot
Included
  • 3 x AgarPots™ within IncuTub™
  • 100% Sterilised Light Malt Extract Agar
  • 1 x Sterile Scalpel
  • 3 x Chlorhexidine Clinell Wipes
What is an IncuTub™?

A sterile incubation tub which will allow your AgarPots™ to colonise within a clean yet breathable environment.

When it comes to opening the AgarPots™ to access the mushroom culture, feel confident that contaminants aren’t falling on top.

Agar recipe
  • Agar-Agar
  • Light Malt Extract (LME)
  • Distilled Water
What is agar?

One of the most powerful products we have available on Cylocybe.com

Why is agar king?

Agar allows you to seperate healthy mycelium from contamination, grow as many mushrooms as you want from a single droplet of gourmet mushroom spores, clone your favourite mushrooms for their desired traits, strain isolation, long term storage and more.

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 are can see enough healthy mycelium growth, simply pop the lid off within a SAB and transfer a freshly cut mycelium wedge directly into Rye SpawnTubs if you like!

Using gourmet spores?

Traditionally, the main difference between the beginner and experienced is this:

Beginners
Spores -> Spawn / Substrate -> Mushrooms

Experienced
Spores -> Agar -> Spawn -> Substrate -> Mushrooms

One of the reasons experienced cultivators go from spores to agar first is so they don’t waste their time, effort or hard earned money on a contaminated grow.  Beginners deserve this same level of success too.

The CultKit™ philosophy

Our new philosophy is that beginners should learn real skills from the get go.

Traditional grow kits do not teach proper techniques; they can be slow, fragile and have little flexibility in resolving issues such as contamination.

Experienced cultivators tend to avoid grow kits because of these reasons. CultKit™ aims to turn the traditional grow kit on it’s head to deliver higher end cultivation kits which mirror real techniques being used in the cultivation scene. It’s our responsibility to use our platform for the greater good and show how much better grow kits can really be than what’s out there on the scene.

Customers will learn the fundamentals of kick-ass mushroom cultivation from the beginning, save time getting there and hopefully spread the word in opting for better kits.

Why’s this product better than the traditional Petri dish?
  1. Unlike petri dishes, each AgarPot™ has an injection port and HEPA air filter meaning there’s much less chance of contamination
  2. Traditional petri dishes need parafilm tape to keep the lids closed
  3. Made of polypropylene and thus reusable
What else can be achieved with agar?

Liquid culture the proper way from spores
Spores -> Agar -> Liquid Culture

Cloning a mushroom
Mushroom -> Agar -> Spawn -> Substrate -> Cloned Mushrooms

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Advice

It is possible to steam sterilise the scalpels for re-use but it may be easier to just purchase more from us if you need.

 
  Ask questions about this product here!

    If unopened and unused how long will these last? and how is best to store them?
  1. Q If unopened and unused how long will these last? and how is best to store them? answer now
    Asked on 28th March 2021 9:16 pm
    A

    They will only become unusable if they dry out so should last many months. If stored stored within a clean fridge, maybe even longer.

  2. 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?
  3. Q Hi. Excuse my novice-ness! Once an agar pot is colonised, how long will that mycelium keep and wh...... Read more answer now
    Asked on 5th March 2021 12:24 pm
    A 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!)
  4. After you've introduced gourmet spore droplets, what temperature would an agar pot need to be kept at for best mycelium growth results?
  5. Q After you've introduced gourmet spore droplets, what temperature would an agar pot need to be kep...... Read more answer now
    Asked on 24th February 2021 10:58 am
    A

    Great question! If you are able to go up to 26C then that would show fast results. But really anywhere from 20C would still be quick. 

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