Edible Mushroom Liquid Culture Syringe 10cc, with sterile needle and alcohol swab.
Maitake (Grifola frondosa) can be found growing wild at the base of stumps or dying oak trees in eastern Canada. These rosettes of smoky brown wavy caps with white porous undersides are also called “Hen of the Woods” (not to be confused with Chicken of the Woods). **Maitake cultivation on logs is still experimental. Best results are achieved through “pre-treating” freshly cut oak logs before inoculation, and partially burying the logs once colonized.**
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.