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i'd just like to share the way i prep agar....i dont buy ingredients to make the agar from scratch i just buy PDA powder. i dont need to sterilize the agar in the bottle because i use jars for agar work and just PC all the jars with the agar in them already. But i've noticed that when mixing the powder with water in the bottle i cant get everything to dissolve proper which worried me that when i pour it in the jars it wont be properly mixed up.

so i put the bottle with the agar and water in the PC for about 20 mins so that this way i know its mixed proper when i pour it on jars. i could be worried for nothing...even though i see the particles swirling inside the bottle it can very well be ok to pour straight in the jars, but i doubt it.

this is the bottle i use, its a 1 liter beer bottle with its own wired rubber seal cap, good for storage when i dont use all of the agar.

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and the lid that allows gas exchange when PCing the bottle to dissolve the agar or to re-liquefy after solidified. i use a cork lid from a port wine bottle but any cork will do

just drill a hole right in the middle of the cork and stuff it with poly-fill

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NICE !!! I'll keep that in mind, thanx for sharing your secretePeace**D**

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