Win a bunch of tools from Truly Garden and Loma Creek! this week in the Gear forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • James Freyr
  • Mike Haasl
  • paul wheaton
  • Dave Burton
stewards:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Joseph Lofthouse
garden masters:
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Steve Thorn
  • Eric Hanson

Bacterial resistant agar for growing mycelium?

 
Posts: 2
Location: Montreal, Quebec Canada
1
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have a question pertaining to growing mycelium in agar.

I remember in my biology class in college, we grew the very early phases of plants on agar in petri dishes. For those who do not know, agar is a gelatinous substance like gelatine used all the time in cooking an science.

My fellow students were mindlessly contaminating their petri dishes while I was pulling my hair at the lack of sterility (I had been doing work with mushrooms and was used to much more thorough practices).
That is when ny tea her told me the agar had been trated with a coumpound which made it unfavorable for bacterial infection.


This got me thinking. Why do we not grow mycelium in similar agar? Would it not make mycologists' lives so much easier?


In the picture is the wonderful Lions Mane mushroom that tastes wonderful and looks incredible!


 
Author
Posts: 97
21
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Yes, antibiotic additions are commonly used in agar formulas for growing mushrooms.

Peter
 
Maybe he went home and went to bed. And took this tiny ad with him:
holiday shopping for 2019
https://permies.com/t/128446/holiday-shopping
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!