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    Reishi Mushroom Liquid Culture Syringe

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    Enjoy growing your own Reishi mushrooms at home with this liquid culture prepared in-house by our mycology team! This species thrives on hardwood substrate and is easy to grow entirely in the bag, making it a great place to start growing medicinal mushrooms for their health benefits.
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    Reishi Mushroom Liquid Culture Syringe

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    Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)

    Reishi mushroom is renowned for its therapeutic properties and has been a staple in traditional Eastern medicine for centuries. It typically grows on hardwood stumps and logs, but performs very well when grown in bags. Fruits are highly valued for their immune-boosting and stress-reducing effects, but are bitter in taste and woody in texture, making them more suitable for teas, extracts, and powders.

    Our Reishi strain is a visually stunning variant, forming numerous deep brown antlers when grown in bag, with the trademark orange, yellow, and white striping towards the tips of the antlers. Growing this strain outside of the bag in a humidified fruiting chamber and higher airflow can yield the “conk” formation, with rich striping in less numerous but larger striped conks. The dried powder makes a great additive to your morning coffee! 

    Fun Fact: Reishi grown in bags can even be used in your greenhouse or indoor plant grows as a CO2 producer to help support vigorous plant growth!

    About Our Cultures

    All RMS Liquid Cultures are prepared from first-generation slants and plates stored in our culture bank that have been expanded into liquid culture made with lab-quality inputs. This process ensures a vigorous culture that is eligible for further expansion or immediate use. 

    Each culture is hand packaged in a clean-air laboratory environment, batch tracked, and QA processed to ensure your culture is contaminant-free and ready to use. If you ever have any issues with our cultures or any questions, feel free to contact us and we can put you in touch with our in-house mycologist! 

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    Our liquid cultures can be injected directly into a wood-based substrate bag with injection port, or into grain bags/jars for expansion and spawn-to-bulk transfers. 

    NOTE: Wood-loving species can be added to wood substrates without the need for a grain transfer - to get more mileage out of your culture, inoculate grain and add to your substrates in a still air box or flow hood at a  5-10% grain to substrate ratio. 

    Liquid Culture Instructions

    • PREPARE YOUR ENVIRONMENT:  Wash your hands and put on a pair of disposable gloves. Use a laminar flow hood or a still air box for best results. Thoroughly clean your workspace and gloves with 70% isopropyl alcohol. 
    • DISINFECT PACKAGING: Spray syringe and needle packaging thoroughly with 70% isopropyl alcohol. 
    • ASSEMBLE SYRINGE: Remove the cap from the liquid culture syringe and attach the needle, twisting to lock it in place. Leave the guard on the needle until you’re ready to inoculate. 
    • DISINFECT GRAIN JARS OR BAGS: Disinfect items to be inoculated with 70% isopropyl alcohol.
    • INOCULATE: Carefully remove the needle guard and inject the culture. For best results, use a new needle for each injection or flame sterilize between uses. 
    • For smaller grain jars, use 3-5mL of liquid culture per jar. 
    • For larger bags of grain or wood substrate (3 lbs+) use 10mL of liquid culture per bag. 


    Fruiting Preferences:

    Substrate: Hardwood, Fast Fruiting/Masters Mix

    Temperature: 65-70°F (Antler), 70-80°F (Conk)

    Humidity: 90-95%

    Fresh Air Exchange: Low

    CO2 Tolerance: “Antler” Formation:  > 20,000 ppm ; “Conk” Formation: < 2,000 ppm

    NOTE: The growing instructions and predicted yields in our details and technical specifications are based on our observations and may vary based on your growing method and environment.