Hen of the woods Mushroom Culture Plate - LifeCap Health

Hen of the woods Mushroom Culture Plate

Regular price
Species difficulty Advanced
Culture format Agar plate
Lab skills Advanced
Shelf life 12 months (refrigerated)

Plate cultures are ideal for growers looking to make master bags, inoculate grain, make liquid culture, or make more plates.

Our hen of the woods (maitake) plates are made to order in our in-house lab using medical-grade petri dishes. If properly stored upon arrival, they have a shelf life of approximately 6 months. Hen of the woods (maitake) plates should be stored in the refrigerator to maintain viability. Note that mycelium cultures require basic lab skills. Handle using sterile technique to prevent contamination.

Grifola frondosa. Commercial strain from the West Coast for indoor cultivation on sawdust blocks. Hen of the Woods or "maitake" is slow and difficult to grow but prized both for its distinct taste and medicinal properties.