Edible Mushroom Liquid Culture Syringe 10cc, with sterile needle and alcohol swab.
Bear’s Head, (Hericium americanum) grows wild on dead hardwood or even live trees in North America east of the Great Plains, and can also be intentionally cultivated. After fall rains, this fungus produces a creamy-white edible mushroom that looks like a pompom with long spines and a branched fruiting body. Though it is more frequently found on hardwoods, it is documented on conifers.
Liquid cultures are a great way to maintain relatively sterile technique without expensive lab equipment. Decreased contamination means increased success in growing mushrooms!
Liquid cultures can be stored in a refrigerator to preserve the viability for months (even years). We recommend using them as soon as possible to benefit from their peak vitality.
Syringes do not come with instructions. Please research growing techniques before purchasing. Resources can be found on our Learn to Grow page. Note: You can do this exact process without a glove box with great success! We recommend flame sterilizing the needle in between each transfer.