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Ghost Fungus Mushroom Culture


Mushroom Growing Kit – top quality Ghost Fungus mushroom plate culture, ideal for growers seeking to cultivate their horticultural pursuits. Our plate cultures are versatile and can be used to create master bags, inoculate grain, produce liquid culture, or generate additional plates. Crafted in our state-of-the-art laboratory, our Ghost Fungus culture plates are propagated using medical-grade petri dishes for maximum durability and reliability.

Our plates have a long shelf life of up to 6 months when stored correctly, making them a practical and cost effective choice for growers. For optimal viability, we recommend storing our Ghost Fungus mushroom culture plates in the refrigerator.

It’s important to note that handling mycelium cultures requires laboratory skills, and sterile techniques must be employed to prevent contamination. With our top-quality plate cultures, you can confidently grow your horticultural pursuits and achieve the results you desire. Try them today and experience the difference in your yields!

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Mushroom culture plates, also known as petri dishes, are used to cultivate mushrooms by providing a sterile environment for the growth of mushroom mycelium, which are the thread-like structures that form the vegetative part of the fungus.

To use a mushroom culture plate, one would typically follow these steps:

  1. Prepare the culture medium: A nutrient-rich agar-based medium is prepared and poured into the petri dish. The medium may contain various additives such as sugars, minerals, and vitamins to promote the growth of the mushroom mycelium.

  2. Inoculate the plate: A small piece of mushroom tissue, such as a spore or a piece of the mycelium, is placed onto the surface of the agar medium. The plate is then sealed with tape or parafilm to prevent contamination from outside organisms.

  3. Incubate the plate: The inoculated plate is incubated at a specific temperature and humidity, depending on the mushroom species being cultivated. This allows the mushroom mycelium to grow and spread across the surface of the agar medium.

  4. Transfer the mycelium: Once the mycelium has grown sufficiently, it can be transferred to a larger container or substrate, such as a bag or tray of sterilized grain or sawdust. This allows the mycelium to continue growing and eventually produce fruiting bodies.

By using mushroom culture plates to cultivate mycelium, mushroom growers can ensure that the culture is free of contaminants and that the resulting mushrooms are of a consistent quality.

Mushroom culture plates are typically stored in a sterile environment to prevent contamination. Here are some general guidelines for storing mushroom culture plates:

  1. Store the plates in a clean, dry, and dark place, such as a refrigerator or incubator set to the appropriate temperature.

  2. Label the plates with the date and type of mushroom culture, as well as any other relevant information.

  3. Keep the plates sealed to prevent contamination. This can be done by wrapping them in plastic wrap or placing them in a sealed plastic bag.

  4. Avoid stacking the plates on top of each other, as this can cause condensation to build up and increase the risk of contamination.

  5. Check the plates periodically for signs of contamination or deterioration. If any plates appear contaminated, dispose of them immediately to prevent further contamination.

  6. It’s also a good idea to periodically transfer the culture to fresh plates to prevent genetic drift or mutation. This can be done by carefully scraping a small amount of mycelium from the original plate and transferring it to a fresh plate using a sterile inoculation loop.

All of our culture plates are sterilized and made in a lab environment. We take great precautions to ensure your products are viable upon arrival. However, some contamination can occur with shipping damage.

When you receive any of our products, it’s best practice to set them aside for 4 to 7 days before using. Inspect the product regularly for signs of contamination and if you notice something, we’ve got you covered! 

All of our products come with our sterile guarantee. If something gets lost or damaged during shipping, we’ll replace it at our expense. Just contact us.

Ghost Fungus mushrooms, also known as Omphalotus nidiformis, are a bioluminescent mushroom species that are found in Australia, Japan, and Southeast Asia. They are named for their ghostly appearance and their ability to glow in the dark.

While these mushrooms are not toxic, they are not considered edible due to their tough and bitter taste. Additionally, they contain toxins that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal symptoms if ingested in large quantities.

Ghost Fungus mushrooms are special because of their bioluminescence, which is the ability to produce light through a chemical reaction. This unique characteristic has made them a popular subject for photography and nature enthusiasts, particularly during the night when they emit an eerie greenish-yellow glow.

What makes Ghost Fungus mushrooms glow?

The bioluminescent reaction in Ghost fungus mushrooms involves an enzyme called luciferase, which catalyzes a reaction between a pigment called luciferin and oxygen. This reaction releases energy in the form of light, which is emitted by the mushroom.

Ghost fungus mushrooms produce light primarily as a way to attract insects, which are attracted to the light and may then aid in spore dispersal. The light is also thought to play a role in interspecies communication, as other organisms may use the light to locate the mushrooms.

In addition to their aesthetic appeal, Ghost Fungus mushrooms also play an important ecological role. They are decomposers, breaking down dead organic matter and recycling nutrients back into the soil, which helps to sustain the forest ecosystem.

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Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 4 × 4 × .6 in


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