Omphalotus nidiformis: Ghost Fungus Mushroom – spore print


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Product Description


Ghost mushroom spore print is collected by placing a mushroom cap (grown indoors) on a piece of paper and allowing the discharged spores to collect on paper or aluminum foil and form a print. Prints can be used to grow mycelium on a sterile petri dish.  While we take every precaution to maintain sterility we cannot guarantee prints are completely free of contaminating organisms. 

Cultivation Difficulty: Moderate
Type: Novelty (not edible)
Substrate: variety of woods , grain, and agar formulas
Colonization/Fruiting Temperatures: 65-80F/60-75F 

 A mushroom that glows in the dark!

In nature, Ghost Fungus is found in Australia growing on logs and is shaped somewhat oyster mushroom.

The cultures are sold as a novelty only and do not produce edible or internally medicinal mushrooms.  Eating may result in vomiting which can last for hours.

The mycelium can be grown on a wide variety of wood, grains and agar formulas under a wide range of temperatures. Mushrooms grown on whole grains or grain flours typically do not develop normally and abort at a small size. Plug culture on logs or woodchip/sawdust blocks are recommended for observing normal fruiting.

*Note:  Prints can be stored under refrigeration for several months, but it is best to use as soon as possible.

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