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Reishi Genetics

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The Ganoderma Lucidum fungus, commonly known as Reishi mushroom, has been used in traditional/homeopathic medicine by several cultures (most notable the Chinese, who refer to this species as "The Mushroom of Immortality") for thousands of years! There is significant anecdotal/experiential evidence that Reishi Mushrooms can be effective treatment for certain Metabolic conditions, Cardiovascular diseases, and it even has several Anti-Cancer properties*

*These claims are anecdotal, and not backed by a significant body of research

In nature, Reishi mushrooms can be found growing on many species of Deciduous Trees, and it has a special affinity for Maple. It's quite rare to find Reishi growing naturally, with only an estimated 2-3 out of every 10,000 suitable trees having Reishi growing on them. Luckily, it's fairly easy to cultivate Reishi 'artificially' using logs or a deciduous hardwood-amended substrate.

While Reishi is a valuable medicinal mushroom, unfortunately it is not exceptionally well suited to use as a culinary mushroom, due to its slightly bitter taste. The most common form of consumption for most people is either in a Tea, or as a supplement capsule.

The physical characteristics of Reishi are typically a red-varnished, kidney-shaped cap and peripherally inserted stem, which gives it a distinct fan-like appearance. When fresh, the lingzhi is soft, cork-like, and flat. It lacks gills on its underside, and instead releases its spores via fine pores. Depending on the age, the pores on its underside may be white or brown


FORMAT INFORMATION

Liquid Culture Syringe Option Includes: 1x Reishi Liquid Culture Syringe, 1x Sterile 18ga needle, 1x Alcohol Swab.

LIQUID CULTURES SHOULD BE REFRIGERATED, AND ARE VIABLE FOR 2-3 MONTHS.

Agar Culture Option Includes: 1x Reishi Isolate Agar culture in a 100x15mm Parafilm-wrapped Petri Dish.

AGAR CULTURES ARE VIABLE FOR 1-2 MONTHS.

Master Culture Option Includes: 1x Fully Colonized Reishi Mushroom Spawn Culture in a 1L polypropylene jar or 3L spawn bag.

MASTER CULTURES SHOULD BE USED UPON RECEIVING.


SPECIES INFORMATION

Natural Habitat: Asia

Climate: Oceanic, Nordic Temperate

Preferred Growing Mediums: Spawning = Grains, Fruiting = Deciduous Hardwood sawdusts/pellets amended with wheat bran/wheat straw/soy meal/corn meal/rice bran.

Spawn Environment: Temperature - 25C, Humidity - 85-90% RH

Fruiting Environment: Temperature - 18-20C, Humidity - 85-90% RH

Spores: Brown

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