Quick Subscription FAQ
“How does this all work?”
It’s as simple as select the items you want, set up payment & enjoy the convenience of automated agar shipments to your door.
“Are these made to order? I don’t want to wait around.”
Your first shipment may be made to order depending on order volume, but we do try to pour extras to keep shipping times low. After your first order, your orders will ship on the date on which you subscribed each month. For example, if you subscribed quarterly on the 1st of the month you would be billed on the 1st of the month every 3 months and your plates will ship on the 1st of every 3rd month from your order date. Keeping in mind that your first order may be made to order and take up to a week, reply to your order confirmation email to let me know if you’re in a hurry!
“What if I want to order 100, or 1000 plates?”
No matter the quantity ordered, shipping will be $10 flat rate, just add 5 of the 20 packs to the cart. Voila! If you’d really like to order 1000 plates, be sure to email us for bulk pricing.
“What if I want to mix?”
Mix away! Remembering that you are ordering 20 packs of slants or Petri dishes, just add & purchase the desired items.
“What if I want a schedule other than advertised?”
Email us! We’ll see what we can do to help.
“Can I store these in the fridge?”
Absolutely! In a sealed container (or ziplock bag), refrigerated Petri-dishes & slants can last for quite some time.
General Product Details
We do offer convenient agar solutions for both home & commercial mushroom growers. In this case, we help remove the hassle of pouring Petri dishes in a still air or glove box, or even for those with flow hoods who are just too busy to make their own plates while running a mushroom farm.
We are happy to help with sterile Petri dishes for culture work and slants for long-term storage of mushroom cultures.
Upon receipt feel free to refrigerate, use when ready to get to work! Add antibiotics to the dishes/slants in the event you’re working with spores, tissue transfers (cloning mushrooms) or are otherwise concerned about bacterial contaminants. For slants, it can’t hurt to have an added layer of protection, but is not necessary!
NOTE: Don’t use antibiotics as a crutch for poor technique, it will bite you in the ass!
Pre-Pours are NOT individualy 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!
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.