'Giant Wood Ear' Auricularia aricula-judae FJWE1: Gifted from our friends down south at Far West Fungi, this culture of Wood Ear is the only reliable, aggressive-fruiting one we've found in all of North America. This highly-awaited culture produces robust, consistent, massive flushes of wood ear mushroom on supplemented hardwood sawdust bags. Wood ear is a delicacy in Chinese cuisine and typically can only be found in dried form in asian supermarkets, rather than fresh. We highly recommend attempting to cultivate this delicious mushroom if you have a chance!
Liquid Culture Syringe: The mycelium is suspended in 10cc of malt medium, ready for easy insertion into the self-healing injection port on the FORIJ Grow Master sterile grain, or onto a petri dish for further culture preservation. Shake thoroughly before use. When inoculating ensure to use only 1-2cc of liquid culture in the 3.5lb sterile grain bags. Too much liquid can make the grain soggy. After inoculation pull apart (without opening the bag) the sides that may have been stuck together to maximize airflow. You can read the detailed Liquid Culture Inoculation Protocol here.
Petri Dish: The mycelium is cultured on malt agar extract within a 100mm petri dish, wrapped in parafilm.
All cultures are guaranteed 100% sterile, or you will get a new dish/syringe sent to you free of charge. Keep in refrigerator for long-term storage.
We're committed to the integrity and quality of our products. Growing mushrooms involves working with a biological organism that is constantly growing and needs maintenance. That's why all of our mushroom cultures are made to order, with care and dedication. Your lead times will reflect fungi incubation times, depending on which cultures we have readily available and which we need to expand for you when we receive an order. Our team works hard to prepare and pack your orders as quickly as possible--we appreciate your patience, and we are committed to the success of your mushroom cultivation project.
Current lead times are as follows:
Sterile substrate: In stock, no delay.
Grow Kits: 7-10 business days
Grain Spawn: 1-2 weeks
Petri dishes: 1-2 weeks
Liquid cultures: 1-2 weeks
You will receive a shipping confirmation with tracking information once your order ships out. If you have an event planned or a specific date of inoculation in mind, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.