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 the alcohol lamp nearby, for cutting a chunk of agar culture from a peroxide plate to transfer the mushroom tissue (mycelium) to a jar of "10-minute spawn" medium, all in the open air of my kitchen. You can see the halo of white mushroom tissue on the plate, although the photograph exaggerates the size of it relative to the size of the plate. The organism is Hericium erinaceus (Lions Mane), a wood decomposer, but other mushroom species can be handled exactly the same way. [Next]

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