Edible Mushroom Liquid Culture Syringe 10cc, with sterile needle and alcohol swab.
Elm Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus) is great for beginner growers. This variety produces large clusters of pearly-white mushrooms with decurrent gills.
Note: This is not Hypsizygus ulmarius, which is also referred to as “Elm Oyster”, but has a central stalk and gills that do not run down the stalk.
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.