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Golden Oyster (Pleurotus citrinopileatus) Agar Culture

Golden Oyster (Pleurotus citrinopileatus) Agar Culture

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The Yellow Oyster mushroom is native to eastern Russia, northern Asia and Japan. It is a saprotroph that acts as a primary decomposer of wood, especially deciduous trees. Therefore, when growing Oyster mushrooms indoors one must use a hardwood-amended substrate. Oysters, along with Lions Mane, are some of the easiest mushrooms species to grow, so are both a great choice for a beginner grower!

Oyster mushrooms are regarded as a delicacy in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese cuisine. This mushroom species is frequently served on its own, in soups, stuffed, or in stir-fry recipes. Oyster's are best when picked young; as the mushroom ages the flesh becomes tough and the flavor becomes acrid and unpleasant.

The size and shape of Oyster mushroom fruiting bodies can vary immensely, depending on the growing conditions, but typically display a broad fan or oyster-shaped cap spanning 2–30 cm in diameter. Blue Oyster mushrooms require higher levels of fresh air exchange in order to grow properly than almost other mushroom commonly cultivated.The

Adding this agar culture to our sterilized rye grain will produce high quality grain spawn that can be used to inoculate a wood based sterilized substrate.

Yellow Oyster (Pleurotus citrinopileatus) culture is grown on agar in a parafilm- 90x20mm petri dish. Our agar is made with agar agar powder which is food grade and has a high gel strength of 900g/cm2. We add light dry malt extract powder to our agar mixture to help promote growth of the mycelium. The malt extract is of the highest quality, sustainably sourced and typically made for brewing

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