First post here: petri dish Q

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  1. bootster

    bootster Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hello all. I am looking to do more agar work. I want to know what to buy, glass or disposable dishes? I don't do a lot of agar stuff, but don't want to waste $$$ either.

    I've been looking through this treasure trove of info and am totally excited by the professional platform that you have arranged here. :thumbupsmile:
     
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    :welcome:

    Check out prof's no pour agar tek under the "myco teks" forum.
    I highly reccomend it.
     
  3. OoBYCoO

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    :welcome: to Myco-Tek!!! You can also use 1/4 pint jars instead of dishes! :wink:
     
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    Thanks for the responses.

    I like to see what's happening up close and personal, that's why I like the Petri's. I've used the jars but can't see into them.
     
  5. Professor PinHead

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    You can use jar and a piece of spawn bag which allows you to see into them,

    If you have the money to spend I would def recommend just getting real pertis though.

    You will also need some parafilm and they should be glass. Disposable ones are kind of pointless. You can't reuse them so they end up expensive in the long run.

    Do you have a flowhood? If not you might want to go with the jar.

    The point of the jar is to not have to pour your plates.

    There is even a pre-poured option where you can buy them already made up but that gets a little more expensive.

    All in all there are many many options.

    I made this new lid design yesterday, It is a spawn bag with a plastic lid I reamed out holding it in place with a SFD. It just came out of the PC so there is a little water on the lid but that evaporates off in a day so it doesn't hurt any.
     

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    Welcome, bootster.
    Agar is the way to go. I started with plastic dishes and parafilm :thumbup:
    I'd say get both. You'll quickly see which and when to use them :)
     
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    I have poured agar in my SAB successfully. I like your design of the new lids Prof P. I have always wondered why they sold petris and lids separately until I saw the price! WOW!

    Thanks again.
     
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    Where is the best place to purchase parafilm? I've not seen it before.
     
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    Yea, that is why I go with glass. :blue: shit costs a fortune but they are reusable.
    Rogue is right too though there are cases where disposables are good. Like fucking with wild spores/tissue samples.
     
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    I'm not sure of the best place. I got mine from FP.
     
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    FP has the standard price. You won't save much by buying elsewhere but you will more than likely be giving your money to some dickhead who doesn't give a shit about our hobby.

    I'd get it from Paul; he sells the 250 foot roll. I don't see any reason to buy any less. If you do you are just going to have to order more anyway.
     
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    Thanks rogue. I looked at FP's site and can get the 12 petris and a roll of parafilm from the same place. Thanks.

    Prof P, I like your thinking on this.
     
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    I try to be rational when I can. :thumbup:
     
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    hands down the best petris i've ever used, and bear in mind i haven't done much agar work but i know a good piece of equipment, are the short wide mouth ball jars, they are maybe half pint but they are just a couple inches tall. they are four for four bucks or so in the canning section, they are nice and wide, you can stack a lot in the pc at once cause they are short. one big perk is that the bottoms are so clear you can see perfectly through em. to keep water off the surface you can store them on their side or upside down once the myc has a decent hold. go spend thirty dollars on those while they still have them out in stores and you won't need disposables or parafilm, just some polyfil for the ge cause you won't have to look thru the top, it's dead simple also...

    WELCOME TO THE SITE!!!!!!
     
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    Damn MM, I just sent my $$$ to FP to buy 12 petris,some parafilm, and 20 lg spawn bags. I can't have too much culture, right?
     
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    too much is never enough man!
     
  17. OoBYCoO

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    You can also get it from Graham... http://www.mycopath.com/parafilm®-2’’-x-250’-p-43.html
     
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    Shit I missed that. I didn't think Gram had the 250's.

    That is good to know man, :byn:
     
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    Bootster, you did good. and you can never have to much culture. lol

    when you reorder bags check out southeastmushroom
     
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