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Where to buy Buy Mushroom Culture online. A Liquid Culture (LC) is a sample of live mushroom mycelium suspended in a liquid medium with nutrients added and stored in a syringe for easy use. Storing at room temp (for warm weather species) or in the fridge (for all other species) for up to a year and sometimes longer. But best for use within a few months. Order mushroom culture online.
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Creating grain spawn with your Liquid Culture is usually the 1st step in growing mushrooms. Many different types of grains can be used for spawn such as oats, wheat, rye, wild bird seed and even popcorn. Without a doubt Rye is the most common grain in use for mushroom cultivation. Mushrooms seem to like it most because of its water absorbing qualities and nutrient makeup. Buy Mushroom Culture
Mushroom liquid culture preparation
1: Rinse and clean the grains, soak in water for 12-24 hours (optional)
2: Cook / Simmer the grains for 15-20 minutes so that they absorb water.
3: Drain and dry excess moisture from the outside of the grains.
4: Load grain into mason jars (with special lids) to about 2/3rd – 3/4th full
5: Cover the lids with tinfoil. This will prevent water from the pressure cooker
spilling into your grain and changing the moisture content of the jar.
6: Sterilize for 90 minutes at 15 PSI..
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Once the jars are chilly you are now ready to use your liquid culture syringe. Usually about 1–2 CC’s of liquid culture is sufficient per quart size grain jar. First you should shake the syringe (the reason for the air bubble) to evenly distribute the culture throughout the syringe. Buy Mushroom Culture
While working in a clean wiped down area and with clean hands (rubbing alcohol and Lysol works best) take the cap off and put the needle on. Next you need to flame sterilize the needle of the syringe until it is red hot. Then you simply inject the liquid culture right though the filter or injection port on the top of the jar. Buy Mushroom Culture
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The first bit of liquid will cool down the syringe. If using the medical tape make sure to put another piece of tape over injection hole on the jar. Repeat the flame sterilizing of the needle for every jar your injecting. Each syringe can do up to 10 grain jars. Now put your newly inoculated jars somewhere at room temperature and away from direct sunlight. The mycelium will now grow happily in normal room temperature conditions. Watch the jars periodically you will notice mycelium growth (usually white) this is colonization.
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Once the jar is about %25-35 subjugation, you should shake the jars to evenly spread out the grain, which allows for faster overall colonization. Depending on the species of mushrooms, it can take about 1-3 weeks before the jar is fully colonized. Once the jars are fully colonized you are ready to use this grain spawn on substrate such as sterilized or pasteurized hardwood sawdust , straw and many others to grow mushrooms.
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Please bare in mind that this is just a basic set of instruction. We have alternative ways to use a Liquid Culture Syringe such as, directly injecting into substrate (not recommended), adding substrate to the grain jars and growing right in the jars (or bags) and so on. You can find good videos on You tube. Try searching Ultimate indoor mushroom grower tutorial or Let’s grow mushrooms. Buy Mushroom Culture