Cultivation Difficulty: Moderate - Difficult
Substrate: hardwood chips and sawdust, hardwood logs
Colonization/Fruiting Temperatures: 70-80F/75-95F
Supplied as: Culture in slant or petri dish*
Chicken of the Woods mushrooms really do taste like chicken. These hardy mushrooms can be made into vegetarian chicken patties or sauteed for use in a sandwich or crepe. In addition to their use as food their bioactive compounds are being explored as nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals as anti-tumor and cholesterol lowering agents.
*Note: Culture supplied as living mycelium in a test tube slant or grown on sterile media in a petri dish. Culture can be stored under refrigeration for several months. Slants are best suited for long distance travel, international shipments, or long term culture storage. To ensure freshness of culture, slant and plate requests are made to order, please allow 2-4 weeks for processing and shipment. Please choose between Slant or Petri Dish below.