"Health Food" Agar and Malt for Culturing?

Peter Werner pgwernerKILL at SPAMworldnet.att.net
Mon Sep 10 01:41:43 EST 2001


I'm experimenting with cultivation of several species of wild mushroom
on a home hobyist level. I was wondering if there were any problems in
using food-grade agar and malt extract from a natural food grocery to
make MEA for starting mushroom cultures, rather than the more expensive
BD, Fisher, etc, lab-grade agar. Also, if using food agar, is it
preferable to use agar powder or agar flakes, or does that matter.

Thanks,
Peter

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