10ml of Elm Oyster (Pleurotus ulmarius) mushroom liquid culture in a syringe with a sterile needle and an alcohol pad.
About Liquid Culture / Application
Liquid culture is mycelium (the vegetative part of a fungus) that is colonizing and suspended in a nutritious liquid. Mushroom cultivators find liquid cultures highly effective in jump-starting the mushroom cultivation process. The liquid culture is contained in a sterile syringe that can be used in many different cultivation techniques. You may inject the liquid culture into sterilized grain jars/bags, substrate bags, agar petri dishes, or even another jar containing sugar water to create more liquid culture. For aggressive strains (like oysters) you can even use it to colonize pasteurized substrates directly.
Guaranteed to work
All of our liquid cultures have undergone rigorous quality control measures to ensure you receive a viable culture that is 100% contaminate free. If for whatever reason your culture is contaminated or refuses to grow, we will replace it.
Liquid Cultures vs. Spore Syringes
Spore syringes contain a solution of spores suspended in sterilized water, with each spore having unique genetics. Liquid cultures contain mycelium from a single isolated strain that has proven high quality genetics. Liquid cultures will provide consistency. Spore syringes provide unique genetics of which you would isolate the best performing strains later on. Typically you would only want to use a spore syringe if you wanted to create a new sub-variety of a mushroom species and experiment with genetics, as results are unpredictable as the various strains compete with each other over the substrate and the strains that are produced may not be of the highest quality.
Visit our Instructions on How to Use Mushroom Liquid Culture Syringes page to learn more.