Cordyceps militaris 'TF Single Ascospore"


Cordyceps militaris 'TF Single Ascospore"

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'Terrestrial Fungi Single Ascospore' Cordyceps militaris FJCM2: Culture originally obtained from Ryan Paul Gates, aka Terrestrial Fungi, one of the most reputable breeders of Ganoderma and Cordyceps species. Single ascospore progeny strains were carefully bred from naturally foraged specimens from the Appalachian foothills. Cultivate on sterilized supplemented rice medium. LC expansion incubation: 18-22C in the dark; substrate incubation: 18-22C in the dark; fruiting incubation: 18-20C in 12/12 light cycle. . 

Liquid Culture Syringe: The mycelium is suspended in 10cc of supplemented malt medium, ready for easy insertion into more liquid culture medium (we recommend 10g dextrose and 5g light malt extract per 1L water). Shake thoroughly before use.

Petri Dish: The mycelium is cultured on malt agar extract within a 100mm petri dish, wrapped in parafilm.

Suggested Protocol: 

Incubate liquid culture (10g dextrose / 5g light malt extract per 1L water) in the dark between 18-22C. 

Nutrient broth recipe suggestion per liter: 10g dextrose, 10g light malt extract, 5g nutritional yeast flakes, 4g soy protein isolate powder, 2g spirulina powder, 2g kelp powder, 1g gypsum.

Pour ratio of 1.5:1 nutrient broth to dry rice and autoclave for 40 minutes.

Inoculate with 10ml of liquid culture, incubate at 18-22C in the dark.

After 1 week, induce fruiting at 18-20C with a 12/12 lighting schedule.

Harvest between 55-70 days from inoculation. 

Processing Times

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