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Black Pre-Poured Agar Plates PDYA with Activated Carbon

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😊As most of you know, Myc and the fam are on a family (business) trip from 5/20/21  up to 6/17/21.😊

You can check out Myc’s announcement here to know more.

🚨🚨🚨 In line with that, we want to let you know that some order supplies are limited as of the moment. We’ll be fulfilling affected orders as soon as Myc and the fam are back! By continuing to place your orders for this product, you’ll agree that they may be unusual delays on your orders for up to 10 days or so! Email us if you have any questions or concerns. We’re here for you!🚨🚨🚨

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.

“..Carbon? πŸ€””

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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