Reishi Liquid Culture


The Reishi mushroom, also known as Lingzhi in Chinese and Ganoderma lucidum in Latin, has garnered a reputation as the “mushroom of immortality” for centuries. It’s prized in traditional Chinese medicine for its health benefits and adaptogenic properties.

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When you order our Reishi liquid culture syringe, here’s what you can expect:

  • Premium Packaging: Each syringe contains approximately 10ml of liquid culture and is sealed for freshness. It comes with a sterile 16 gauge needle and an alcohol wipe.
  • Superior Genetics: We’ve put a lot of effort into developing the highest-quality Reishi strain. Our cultivars are well-known for producing abundant yields.
  • Quality Assurance: At every stage, from manufacturing to packaging, we prioritize quality to ensure the best possible product.
  • Winning Performance: The Reishi strain thrives in moderate conditions. It can be cultivated on logs, sawdust, and substrates. When grown on 5 lb supplemented sawdust blocks or sterilized straw substrates, it can produce 1-2 lbs of mushrooms on its first flush.

Reishi mushrooms can be tricky to cultivate, contributing to their rarity and value. Traditionally, they were grown on hardwood logs, mimicking their natural habitat.

This species of Ganoderma favors moderate climates. Ideal incubation temperatures fluctuate between 69-80°F (21-27 °C), and ideal fruiting temperatures are the same.

About Reishi Mushrooms

Fossil records suggest Reishi mushrooms have been around for millions of years. Their exact origin remains unclear, but they are believed to have evolved in East Asia. Evidence of their use in traditional Chinese medicine dates back over 2,000 years, with depictions found in ancient texts and artwork.

Reishi mushrooms can add a unique flavor and textural element to your favorite soups and stews, risotto, pasta, and even stir-fries. Both fresh and dried mushrooms can be used in cooking. Dried mushrooms have a more concentrated flavor, while fresh mushrooms have a milder taste and slightly softer texture.

They also contain various bioactive compounds, including triterpenes, polysaccharides, and beta-glucans, which are believed to contribute to their potential health benefits. When incorporated into your diet, they can:

  • Boost the immune system: By stimulating the production of white blood cells and enhancing their activity, Reishi may help fight infections and inflammation.
  • Reduce stress and anxiety: Reishi’s adaptogenic properties may help regulate the body’s stress response, leading to reduced anxiety and improved mood.
  • Improve sleep quality: Reishi may promote relaxation and deeper sleep, potentially benefiting those with insomnia.

What is a Liquid Culture Syringe?

A Liquid Culture Syringe is a syringe containing living mycelium suspended in a liquid with nutrients. The purpose of using a syringe is to reduce contamination and facilitate easy inoculation of the desired substrate. The substrate can be sterilized grains for producing grain spawn or can be directly applied to a supplemented sawdust substrate.

Why Choose Liquid Culture for Growing Reishi Mushrooms?

  • Pure Excellence: It is made from pure mushroom cultures and nutrient-rich extracts, resulting in faster colonization and higher yields than traditional methods.
  • Efficient Colonization: Liquid mycelium is evenly distributed, leading to swift colonization of grain spawn and increased bioactivity in the final product.
  • Faster Growth: Using a liquid culture syringe allows you to skip the germination stage and work with actively growing mycelium, saving time compared to using spores.
  • Increased Viability: Liquid cultures generally have higher viability than spores, which can be affected by environmental conditions like temperature, humidity, and contamination.

How to Store Liquid Culture?

Keep the Reishi liquid culture in the syringe it arrived in. The liquid culture can be liable up to six months if you store it properly.

  • Store it in a cool and dark place, such as a refrigerator, to extend the shelf life.
  • Avoid temperature fluctuations and direct sunlight, as they can impact the viability of the culture.

If you’re looking to cultivate these beauties, Fungushead is the best place to find top-notch Reishi mushroom liquid culture. Order today and start your mushroom journey!