Hemlock Varnish Shelf Liquid Culture

$19.99

Looking for the best Hemlock Varnish Shelf Liquid Culture around? Our Liquid Culture is carefully monitored until the solution is 90% colonized, then pulled to keep it fresh in the syringe until it gets to you!

Species Ganoderma tsugue
Difficulty ℹ️ ??
Spore Coloration Brown
Ecology Saprotrophic
Edibility Inedible / Medicinal

 

This incredible mushroom is found almost exclusively on the wood of eastern hemlocks, and its range parallels that of the tree: northern and montane areas east of the Rocky Mountains. It is one of the “laccate” species of Ganoderma, which means it features a beautifully lacquered-looking cap surface. Like other species of Ganoderma its pore surface bruises brown and its spores have double walls with a chambered appearance.

Ganoderma oregonense is a similar species found in the Pacific Northwest and California on the wood of various conifers; it features larger spores. Until recently Ganoderma oregonense and Ganoderma tsugae were thought to coexist in the Pacific Northwest, but recent study of hundreds of North American Ganoderma collections by Loyd and collaborators (2017, 2018) failed to support this idea.

Some photos on this page have been sourced from iNaturalist licensed under CC-BY-SA or CC0. Photos were taken by Erlon Bailey, Fluff Berger or others.

Frequently Asked Questions

Mushroom Liquid Culture is a nutrient solution with live mycelial bodies suspended in it. It comes in a filled 10cc syringe with a needle, and is entirely sterile!

 

Interested in making your own?! We offer our proprietary Liquid Culture mix right here

It sure is! Mushroom spores are the microscopic “seeds” of mushrooms.

Liquid culture is when those seeds have “taken root”, so to speak! Mushroom spores are very sturdy, and well suited to storage and transport.

Liquid culture offers you a way to add rocket fuel to your gourmet grows, and get to your desired fruiting bodies much faster!

Looking for spore syringes, instead of liquid culture? Head over here!

Keep your liquid culture ideally in the fridge for up to a year. You can also keep it in a cool dark place for 3~6 months.

Get yourself some substrate, an agar plate, or whatever medium you choose, attach the needle provided in your kit, and inject a small amount into your chosen medium!

If you any questions as to the density, sterility or other concerns about your order please reach out as soon as possible through our Help Center.

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Each kit comes with 10cc of sterile, live mycelium in nutrient solution and a single 18Ga needle for use.

Some photos on this page have been sourced from iNaturalist or Wikipedia, taken mark-groeneveld, Alan Rockefeller, Matthew Borella, Denis Zabin, kaju, Andrey Loria, Juan Carlos Pérez Magaña or others not yet added to this list. See a photo your recognize that isn’t properly credited? Get a giftcard for letting us know!

Can’t wait to get your hands on your spore syringes or liquid cultures? Head over to our help center to get the most up to date information on your order.

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Very strong and fast colonizing culture. 2lb grain colonized in 2 weeks. 5 lb Masters Mix colonized in 2 weeks. I cant wait for the first harvest!

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Hemlock Varnish Shelf Liquid Culture
$19.99

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