Each species is grown on nutrient rich PDYA agar, specifically tailored for each species to encourage rapid expansion and strong growth.
We only use young cultures, not more than one plate away from our own Master culture.
We use premium quality 50ml Centrifuge Tubes for our slants. Slants are ideally suited to long term storage. Slants can be stored for 12-24 months under refrigeration between 1-5ºc (except Pink Oyster and Milky Mushroom which should NOT be refrigerated).
Slants are very robust, and are better suited to long-distance shipping whereas petri dishes are much more fragile.
Our gourmet mushroom cultures are carefully prepared in a sterile lab environment. Agar is autoclave sterilised at 121°c before being poured in a ULPA Laminar Flow Cabinet in strict lab conditions. Our lab filtration is rated to ULPA U15, far exceeding the industry standard HEPA 13/14.
Only when we are certain each slant is clean and totally free of contamination do we make it available for sale.
This product is grown to order and has a lead time of up to 30 days.
Currently we have available the following cultures:
1001 – Blue Oyster (Pleurotus columbinus)
1002 – Golden Oyster (Pleurotus citrinopileatus)
1003 – Pink Oyster (Pleurotus djamor)
1004 – Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus)
1007 – Beefsteak (Fistulina hepatica)
1008 – Phoenix Oyster (Pleurotus pulmonarius)
1009 – Black Poplar (Agrocybe aegerita)
1011 – Elm Oyster (Hypsizygus ulmarius)
1013 – Nameko (Pholiota nameko)
1014 – Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)
1015 – Wine Cap (Stropharia rugosoannulata)
1016 – Buna Shimeji (Hypsizigus tessellatus)
1017 – Shaggy Inkcap (Coprinus comatus)
1019 – Milky Mushroom (Calocybe indica)
1025 – Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)
1026 – Shiitake Night Velvet (Lentinula edodes)
1028 – King Oyster (Pleurotus eryngii)
1035 – Black Pearl King Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus (H) )
1042 – Tinder Fungus (Fomes fomentarius)
1044 – Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)