Nutrient Agar is a microbiological growth medium commonly used for the routine cultivation of non-fastidious bacteria. It is useful because it remains solid even at relatively high temperatures. Also, bacteria grown in nutrient agar grows on the surface, and is clearly visible as small colonies.
*7 grams Dehydrated Nutrient Agar
*10, 100mm x 15mm Sterilized Plastic (polystyrene) Petri Dishes with Lids
*10 Sterile Cotton Swabs
Each Kit will yield approximately 300ml of Nutrient Agar Solution which will yield 10-12, 100mm Petri Dishes.
21.7% Pancreatic Digest of Gelatin (Peptone G)
13% Beef Extract
65.2% Agar Agar
Step 1: Dissolve Nutrient Agar in 300ml of Distilled Water
Step 2: Bring to a Boil & Stir
Step 3: Filter Sterilize or Autoclave at 121 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes
Step 4: Pour into Petri Dishes
Step 5: Enjoy & Record your Experiments!