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Hen of the Woods Mushroom Liquid Culture Syringe


Our Hen of the Woods Mushroom Liquid Culture Syringe (10cc) is the perfect solution for anyone interested in growing their own delicious and nutritious mushrooms at home. This syringe contains a high-quality liquid culture of the Hen of the Woods Mushroom, also known as Maitake, which is known for its rich, savory flavor and numerous health benefits.

With this liquid culture syringe, you can easily inoculate your own substrate and start growing your own Hen of the Woods mushrooms in just a matter of weeks. Our liquid culture syringe is easy to use, sterile, and contains the mycelium you need to start your own mushroom cultivation project. Order now and enjoy the satisfaction of growing your own fresh and flavorful mushrooms at home!

Mushroom Type: Hen Of The Woods, Maitake (Grifola frondosa)

Classification: Edible, Medicinal

Cultivation Difficulty: Intermediate

Substrates: Supplemented Sawdust, Rye Berries, Logs

Colonizing Temperature: 75-80°F

Fruiting Temperature: 60-65° F

Origin: North America, Europe, Asia

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Inoculating a Mushroom Growing Kit injection port grain bag with a liquid culture syringe is a common method for growing mushrooms. The following is a brief description of the process:

  1. Start by sterilizing your work area, your hands, and all equipment you will be using. This will help prevent contamination.

  2. Shake the liquid culture syringe to distribute the mycelium evenly throughout the liquid.

  3. Locate the injection port on the grain bag. This is usually a small self-healing rubber port on the side of the bag.

  4. Wipe the injection port with an alcohol swab to sterilize it.

  5. Remove the cap from the syringe and insert the needle into the injection port at a slight angle. Be careful not to push the needle in too far, as this could damage the bag.

  6. Slowly depress the plunger on the syringe to inject the liquid culture into the bag. Try to distribute the culture evenly throughout the grain.

  7. Withdraw the needle and replace the cap on the syringe.

  8. Repeat this process with any other bags you want to inoculate. Be sure to sterilize the needle in between inoculating bags.

  9. Place the inoculated bags in a warm, dark place and wait for the mycelium to grow. If you have a still air box or flow hood, that would be optimal for minimizing contamination. Depending on the species of mushroom, colonization can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

By following these steps, you should be able to successfully inoculate an injection port grain bag with a liquid culture syringe and begin growing your own mushrooms. For best results be sure your grain bag is fully colonized before transfer.

Mushroom liquid culture syringes are used in the process of growing mushrooms for commercial or personal use. Liquid cultures can be used to inoculate substrates for the growth of various types of mushrooms, and the syringes provide a convenient and sterile way to transport and dispense the liquid culture.

When storing mushroom liquid culture syringes, it is important to ensure that they are kept in a sterile and controlled environment to maintain their shelf life. The ideal storage temperature for mushroom liquid culture syringes is between 35-45°F (2-7°C) to prevent bacterial and fungal growth. It is important to avoid freezing or exposing the syringes to extreme heat, as this can damage the spores and reduce their viability.

In addition to temperature control, it is important to protect the syringes from light exposure. Light can damage the spores, and exposure to direct sunlight or fluorescent light can cause a decrease in spore viability. As such, it is recommended to store the syringes in a dark place, such as a refrigerator or dark cabinet.

The shelf life of mushroom liquid culture syringes can vary depending on the specific strain of mushroom, as well as the conditions in which they are stored. On average, most mushroom liquid culture syringes have a shelf life of 6-12 months when stored properly. It is important to check the expiration date of the syringe before use and to discard any syringes that have passed their expiration date.

All of our liquid culture syringes are sterilized and filled 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.

Introducing our Hen of the Woods mushroom liquid culture syringe, designed for the adventurous foodie or hobbyist looking to cultivate this delicious and unique mushroom at home. This kit comes with a 10cc liquid culture syringe containing mycelium, which is the vegetative part of the mushroom that will grow into a beautiful fruiting body with the right conditions.

To get started, you’ll need a few basic supplies, such as a clean work surface, an injection port bag, and a substrate material to grow the mycelium. We recommend using our combination grain spawn bag, as this provides the optimal nutrition for Hen of the Woods mushrooms to colonize.

Once you have your bag ready, inject the mycelium liquid culture into the grain and allow it to colonize for 2-4 weeks at a temperature of around 75-80°F (24-27°C) with 80-90% humidity. During this time, the mycelium will spread throughout the grain, breaking down the nutrients and preparing to fruit.

After the grain is fully colonized, it’s time to transfer to substrate and initiate fruiting. Reduce the temperature to around 60-65°F (16-18°C) and increase the humidity to 90-95%. The mycelium will begin to form small mushroom pins, which will grow into the characteristic frilly, fan-shaped caps of the Hen of the Woods mushroom.

With proper care and attention, you can expect to harvest multiple flushes of mushrooms over several weeks. Hen of the Woods mushrooms have a delicious and complex flavor, making them a sought-after ingredient in many cuisines. Try them in soups, stir-fries, or sautéed as a side dish.

So why not bring the magic of mushroom cultivation into your home with our Hen of the Woods mushroom growing kit? You’ll enjoy the satisfaction of growing your own food while exploring the fascinating world of mycology.

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Weight 2.2 oz
Dimensions 8.25 × 5 × 1.75 in


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