Lactarius indigo, commonly known as the indigo milk cap, the indigo (or blue) lactarius, or the blue milk mushroom, is a species of agaric fungus in the family Russulaceae. A widely distributed species, it grows naturally in eastern North America, East Asia, and Central America; it has also been reported in southern France. L. indigo grows on the ground in both deciduous and coniferous forests, where it forms mycorrhizal associations with a broad range of trees. The fruit body color ranges from dark blue in fresh specimens to pale blue-gray in older ones. The milk, or latex, that oozes when the mushroom tissue is cut or broken — a feature common to all members of the genus Lactarius — is also indigo blue, but slowly turns green upon exposure to air. The cap has a diameter of 5 to 15 cm (2 to 6 in), and the stem is 2 to 8 cm (0.8 to 3 in) tall and 1 to 2.5 cm (0.4 to 1.0 in) thick. It is an edible mushroom, and is sold in rural markets in China, Guatemala, and Mexico.
This product comes in two different styles:
A single agar plate wrapped in Parafilm, as well as one additional piece of parafilm for resealing. Please note: This culture is by far our slowest colonizing agar plate, expect your sample to ship 9-12 (sometimes more!) weeks after purchasing.
Liquid Culture Syringe
- 1x Syringe containing 10-12cc of a live mycelium culture
- 1x Sterile 18 Gauge Needle
- 1x Alcohol Wipe
If you any questions as to the density, sterility or other concerns about your order please email us directly at SouthwestShroomery@gmail.com.
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