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Saffron Milkcap Liquid Culture

Saffron Milkcap Liquid Culture

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Species Lactarius deliciosus
Difficulty ℹ️ 🍄🍄🍄
Spore Coloration Tan
Ecology Mycorrhizal
Edibility Edible

 

Lactarius deliciosus, commonly known as the saffron milk cap and red pine mushroom, is one of the best known members 1the large milk-cap genus Lactarius in the order Russulales. It is found in Europe and has been accidentally introduced to other countries under conifers and can be found growing in pine plantations.

L. deliciosus grows under conifers on acidic soils and forms a mycorrhizal relationship with its host tree. It is native to the southern Pyrenees where it grows under Mediterranean pines, as well as throughout the Mediterranean basin in Portugal, Bulgaria, Spain, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, France and elsewhere. Both this fungus and L. deterrimus are collected and sold in the İzmir Province of southwestern Turkey, and the Antalya Province of the south coast. In the island of Cyprus, large numbers of L. deliciosus are found in the high altitude Pinus nigra and P. brutia forests of the Troodos mountain range, where locals hunt them with vigour, as this fungus is highly esteemed among the local delicacies.

After analysing DNA from collections around the world, mycologists Jorinde Nuytinck, Annemieke Verbeken, and Steve Miller have concluded that L. deliciosus is a distinct European species that differs genetically, morphologically, and ecologically from populations in North America or Central America. It has been reportedly introduced to Chile, Australia and New Zealand, where it grows in Pinus radiata plantations. The species has also been introduced to South Africa. In Australia, popular places for collecting this mushroom, especially among the Polish community, are around Macedon in Victoria, Mount Crawford in the Adelaide Hills and in the Oberon area in New South Wales, Australia, where they can grow to the size of a dinner plate, and in the pine forests of the Australian Capital Territory. Many people of Italian, Polish, Ukrainian and other eastern European ancestry in the states of Victoria and New South Wales, Australia travel to collect these mushrooms after autumn rainfall around Easter time.

Pine plantations and Siberian pine forests are favourable habitats for this species.

What Is Liquid Culture?

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!

Is Liquid Culture Different from Spores?

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!

How Do I Store Liquid Culture?

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.

How Do I Use Liquid Culture?

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!

When Will My Liquid Culture Ship?

Generally speaking, liquid cultures ships on the next shipping day. Check the calendar here!

Should I Consume Liquid Culture?

No. None of our samples are for consumption under any circumstances.

While our liquid culture is made just from liquid sugars and distilled water, you should never consume it.

What Comes In My Package?

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

What if Something Goes Wrong?

If you any questions as to the density, sterility or other concerns about your order please email me directly at support@southwesthshroomery.com.

Under no circumstances contact us about cultivation of active spores regardless of legality in your home location. Doing so will result in a cancellation of all open orders and denial of any future orders.

While all of our products are made in the most sterile conditions possible, sometimes contamination happens! I'll make it right!

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