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Black Pre-Poured Agar Plates PDYA with Activated Carbon

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(14 customer reviews)

Black Pre-Poured Agar Plates

Those of you familiar with our pre-poured agar plates & discounted monthly agar subscription service know about our agar, but wait til you try the black carbon, pre-poured PDYA plates with activated carbon.

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Activated carbon not only looks slick, offering a fantastic contrast against your mycelium without the ill effects of dyes or other chemicals. Activated carbon is known for use in culture work specifically for it’s natural antibiotic properties.

For those of you who want badass looking plates, and a more natural approach to antibiotics than pre-poured agar with antibioticsΒ  you absolutely cannot go wrong with our pre-poured agar.

NOTE: Don’t use antibiotics as a crutch for poor technique, it will bite you in the ass!


Pouring Fridays, shipping Mondays.

Pre-Pours are NOT individually wrapped, they arrive in 20 packs in sealed gallon zip-locks. If you would like pre-wrapped plates, send us an email for a vendor recommendation! We have shipped cases upon cases of plates, and issues with this process are minimal. Any issues will be replaced with photo/video evidence, don’t worry about taking a loss when you take a bite out of Mycology with myctyson.com πŸ„β€

Some condensate can be expected when conditions outside (during shipping) are not comparable to inside (when you bring the box indoors). To remedy this, after sealing the plates, store them upside down and condensate will dissipate within 1-2 days.



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Pre-Sliced Parafilm Is Convenient For Sealing Plates. 4″x1″ strips are conveniently cut and packaged in resealable bags for use. If you’d rather use your own Parafilm, click here to learn more.


While simple at face value, pouring agar can be time-consuming and if not done right, a complete waste of time. That’s where I come in! With years of experience starting from a still air box and working up to a 4×4 flow hood, I love spending time in the lab and doubly so when it feeds my family! I offer pre-poured agar at significant savings to other retailers online, and I like to think my sensible approach helps to encourage others to try agar once they realize it’s not so scary!

Pre-Poured Black Carbon Agar Petri Dishes

P(otato) D(extrose) (Y)east A(gar) (aka PDYA) is the current formulation in production for Black Carbon pre-poured petri dishes. If you’re looking for traditional PDYA, click here.

Storage life of pre-poured agar plates depends on how you store them, kept in the bag (or another sealed container) they arrive in & refrigerated they can last for some time. If sealed with parafilm and left out in the open, they will dry within a few months. Slants however are completely sealed and need no special storage considerations other than post inoculation/colonization cold storage is recommended with the health of the culture in mind (other than pink oysters!) this applies to stored Petri dishes though they will still dry out in time if not kept sealed.

Want to learn how to pour your own? See my tools & resources section for links to bulk agar, and the article I wrote on pouring agar for mushrooms to learn how it’s done & learn about a unique agar recipe you probably haven’t heard of!

Do you do a LOT of culture work for mushrooms?

Consider our pre-poured agar subscription service which offers monthly & quarterly (every 3 months) petri dish or slant deliveries. Always $1/ea (aside from antibiotic additives) for subscribers, you also receive discounted flat rate $10 shipping on any quantity ordered as well as complimentary parafilm (or alternative) for each dish.

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14 reviews for Black Pre-Poured Agar Plates PDYA with Activated Carbon

  1. Maxwell T. (verified owner)

    Ordered 40 of the activated carbon plates and they look fantastic. Can’t wait to start using them.
    Another thing to note: great customer service. There was an issue in processing the payment for my order and he worked with me to make sure everything was in check and it all worked out perfectly. Happy Mushhers!

  2. Kurt R. (verified owner)

    Excellent product, arrived on time and packaging was obviously done with care. I will be placing orders regularly! I would appreciate the option for glass dishes in the future if practical. I will be recommending this product to my peers, and I look forward to trying out some more of Myctyson’s offerings.

  3. Rian G. (verified owner)

    These are probably the best plates I have ordered from an online vendor. They arrive very fast and are packaged perfectly to avoid damage/contamination during transit and before use. The plates come in a bag, instead of individually wrapped, which I was unsure about at first but I did not have an issue with any of my 40 plates, even after opening the bag and leaving unused plates in there. So far I have had great growth with minimal contamination. Also very helpful customer service. Highly recommended.

    Black Pre-Poured Agar Plates PDYA with Activated Carbon
  4. Joshua C. (verified owner)

    These plates are the best. They arrived promptly and on time. They were very well sealed.

    Black Pre-Poured Agar Plates PDYA with Activated Carbon
  5. Raymond P. (verified owner)

    Hands down the best agar dishes I’ve used, shipped quickly and on time, arrived very well packed and sealed. Researching mycelium made easy

    Black Pre-Poured Agar Plates PDYA with Activated Carbon
  6. ANDERS H. (verified owner)

    Great company and website. I really enjoyed working with this Black Agar! really fun to see the growth take place had lots of success.

  7. Aaron J. (verified owner)

    Gorgeous agar plates can’t wait to get down to it!! Friendly and fast shipping, many thanks!

  8. Janeth B. (verified owner)

    Plates came in quick and were in good condition will order again soon once I run out of plates

  9. corey m. (verified owner)

    From placing my order to receiving my order I received above and beyond customer service.I’m still a noob at agar and I was given great thorough answers to all my questions. Looking forward to my next order.

    • Myc T.

      Corey thank you for the generous review! We really do try to stay on top of customer service, it’s a top priority to keep folks updated on their order! We appreciate your repeat business, thanks for the continued support. HAPPY GROWING!

  10. Eric B. (verified owner)

    Black Carbon PDYA
    I don’t have time to prep my own plates and slants, Myc’s service makes it easy for me to do my own agar cloning and isolation and also offers slants for long term storage. Clean, well made plates, fast shipping you can’t go wrong here. Thanks

  11. Nathan P. (verified owner)

    Nicely packed, clean plates, will order again

    Black Pre-Poured Agar Plates PDYA with Activated Carbon
  12. . (verified owner)

    Got plates super fast Loved them and will be ordering again!

  13. . (verified owner)

    Plates arrived super fast, super clean, and no moisture buildup. Well packed and I won’t hesitate to order again.

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