Edible Mushroom Liquid Culture Syringe 10cc
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. Up to 10 LC can be shipped for $15 Express to BC, AB, SK and MN and for $20 Express to ON, QB and the East coast. Please place your order and if your shipping cost exceeds this amount we will refund the difference. Note Shipping of one or two syringes by flat rate $5/syringe is with Canada Post lettermail and contains no tracking information.
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:
Lentinula Edodes – Shiitake S75
Pleurotus ostreatus var. columbinus – Blue oyster
Pleurotus citrinopileatus – Golden oyster
Pleurotus eryngii – King oyster
Pleurotus ostreatus- Grey oyster (not in stock)
Pleurotus pulmonarius – Phoenix oyster (not in stock)
Hericium Erinaceus – Lion’s mane
Hericium Coralloides – Coral tooth
Hercium abietes – Goat’s beard
Ganoderma Lucidum – Reishi
Trametes versicolor – Turkey tail
Grifola frondosa – Maitake (not in stock)
Stropharia rugoso-annulata – Wine Cap/Garden Giant