Best agar for clear transparent result?

Discussion in 'QUESTIONS & FEEDBACK' started by Jamalama, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. Jamalama

    Jamalama New Member

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    looking to see what your thoughts are on best agar to use in order to get clear transparent agar? PDA? MEA? Or neither? Any feedback will be great thanks all!
     
  2. n0j0y

    n0j0y Well-Known Member

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    Personally I find less transparent agar to be much easier to see what is going on with my culture.

    That being said that wasn't your question. Both pda and mea agar's come out relatively clear for me. Thicker pour obviously makes it darker. You could go lighter on nutrients if clear is more important for your needs.

    I started added small amounts of granulated hpoo for some of my plates which also darkens it more. I find it useful for spotting growth.
     
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    Montana Active Member

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    I was a dog food agar guy all the way.