Edible Mushroom Liquid Culture Syringe 10cc, with sterile needle and alcohol swab
Liquid cultures are a great way to maintain relatively sterile technique without expensive lab equipment. Decreased contamination means increased success in growing mushrooms!
Liquid culture can be transferred from a syringe to agar, liquid media (to make more liquid culture), grains, and bulk substrates. Attach sterile needle provided, flame sterilize, then inject 2cc of culture into a jar or bag of sterilized grain or substrate using a reusable injection port. If possible, use a glove box or work in front of a flow hood to further increase sterility.
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.
$18 each. $16 each when you purchase three or more syringes (mix and match). Simply add them to cart and the bulk discount will automatically be applied.
Syringes do not come with instructions. Please research growing techniques before purchasing. Youtube.com is a great resource for information on using liquid culture. Follow this link to learn to make your own injection-port lids for a canning jar. This video demonstrates the process of sterilizing grain in a jar with injection-port lid, then inoculating with a liquid culture syringe in a glove box. Note: You can do this exact process without a glove box with great success! We recommend flame sterilizing the needle in between each transfer.
10cc liquid culture available in the following mushroom varieties:
Ganoderma lucidum – Reishi
Grifola frondosa – Maitake
Hericium erinaceus – Lion’s mane
Hercium abietes – Goat’s beard
Hericium coralloides – Coral tooth
Hericium americanum- Bear’s Head
Lentinula edodes – Shiitake S75
Pleurotus citrinopileatus – Golden oyster
Pleurotus eryngii – King oyster
Pleurotus ostreatus- “Elm” oyster (not Hypsizygus ulminarius)
Pleurotus ostreatus var. columbinus – Blue oyster
Pleurotus pulmonarius – Phoenix oyster
Trametes versicolor – Turkey tail
Stropharia rugoso-annulata – Wine Cap/Garden Giant