When you order our Blue Oyster liquid culture syringe, this is what you can expect:
- Premium Packaging: Each ~10ml syringe is sealed for freshness, and equipped with a sterile 16 gauge needle and alcohol wipe.
- Superior Genetics: We’ve been working hard to develop the highest-quality Blue Oyster strain. Our cultivars are renowned for prolific yields and striking dark grayish-blue caps appearing in dense clusters.
- Quality Assurance: Every step, from manufacturing to packaging, is infused with a commitment to quality.
- Versatile Performance: Flourishes in both cooler and warmer temperatures, producing 1-2 lbs on the first flush from 5 lb supplemented sawdust blocks or sterilized straw substrates.
Blue Oyster mushrooms are perfect for beginners, offering easy inoculation for grain bags, buckets, jars, and even logs.
This species of Pleurotus favors cooler climates. Ideal incubation temperatures fluctuate between 70-75°F (22-25°C), while ideal fruiting temperatures fall between 55-70°F (13-22°C).
About Blue Oyster Mushroom
Blue Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) are a choice of edible variety, used in gourmet kitchens, known for their unique blue-gray hue and delicate flavor. They belong to the Pleurotus ostreatus species, well known for their distinctive color, and appreciated for their mild, anise-like taste.
They are versatile in the kitchen, and suitable for various culinary applications. They can be sautéed, grilled, or used in soups and stir-fries, adding a distinct flavor to dishes.
What is a Liquid Culture Syringe?
Liquid cultures are made up of living mycelium. This mycelium is placed in a liquid with other nutrients. It is stored in a syringe to prevent contamination and make it easy to inoculate your desired substrate. The substrate can be sterilized grains, which are used to produce grain spawn, or it can be directly applied to a supplemented sawdust substrate.
Why Choose Liquid Culture for Growing Blue Oyster Mushrooms?
- Pure Excellence: Crafted with pure mushroom cultures and nutrient-rich extracts, ensuring faster colonization and higher yields compared to traditional methods.
- Efficient Colonization: Liquid mycelium is evenly distributed for swift grain spawn colonization, elevating bioactivity in the final product.
- Faster Growth and Development: Spores often require more time to germinate, develop mycelium, and colonize the substrate than liquid cultures. Using a liquid culture syringe, you can bypass the germination stage and work with actively growing mycelium.
- Increased Viability: Liquid cultures generally have a higher viability than spores. Spores can be more susceptible to environmental conditions, like temperature, humidity, and contamination.
How to Store Liquid Culture?
In general, liquid cultures can be viable for a few days to several months if stored properly. You should store your Blue Oyster liquid culture in the syringe it arrived in. It’s best to use it within a maximum of six months.
- Place the syringe in a cool and dark place, like a refrigerator, to slow down mycelial growth.
- It’s important to avoid temperature fluctuations and exposure to direct sunlight, as they can affect the culture’s viability.
Embark on a journey with Fungushead and the Blue Oyster Mushroom – where cultivation becomes an art, and every harvest a masterpiece!