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Blue Oyster mushrooms are a perfect beginner mushroom. This Blue Oyster Liquid Culture strain is very easy to grow and is highly recommended for your first mushroom growing experience. The vibrant blue colors of this oyster can be enhanced by growing under a bright light, but the color will fade as the mushrooms mature.
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Blue oysters are a fairly meaty mushroom and produce large clusters of mushrooms. Their fragrance and taste are very mild, but can be enhanced when fried with butter and garlic.
What is a liquid culture?
Liquid cultures are a mixture of mushroom mycelium and a liquid nutrient blend. Liquid culture inoculation of grain is able to be performed in clean areas with very little air movement.
Use blue Oyster liquid culture on grains, such as Myterra Labs' Organic Rye or Organic Oats. One syringe is able to inoculate 2 bags of grain. This culture can also be used to inoculate agar plates and liquid culture jars to expand the culture.
Blue Oyster mushrooms will need to be fruited on Myterra Labs Woodlovers substrate. Once your grain is fully colonized by the mycelium, you will have enough spawn to add into 2-10 bags of Woodlovers. Trying to produce mushrooms from grain is very difficult and does not yield as many mushrooms. Once you have added your Blue Oyster spawn into your Woodlover Bags, seal the bag and shake it to evenly distribute the grains. Do not shake again after this step. Allow the Woodlover bag to colonize and watch as small mushrooms start to form over 1-2 weeks. Blue Oysters produce the best mushrooms when fruited from the side of the substrate. Once your Woodlover block is colonized with thick white mycelium, tape over the filter patch to ensure that no air can enter the bag, cut a 2" X on the side of the block with a clean knife, and place in a cool, humid environment to fruit.
Ensure that you use a sterile technique to inoculate the grain bags: Wipe the outside of the bag or injection port with 70% isopropyl alcohol prior to inoculation and do not allow the syringe tip or needle to touch any items that have not been cleaned with alcohol.
Excess liquid culture should be stored in the fridge.
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