Cutting agar to transfer mycelium

Cutting  agar to transfer mycelium

Here I am using a metal X-acto knife, already sterilized in the flame of an alcohol lamp, for cutting a chunk of agar from a peroxide plate to transfer the mushroom mycelium to a jar of 10-minute spawn, all in the open air. The photograph exaggerates the size of the halo of mycelium on the plate. The organism is Hericium erinaceus (Lions Mane).[Next]

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