Bio-Luminescent Oyster (Panellus stipticus)

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Bio-Luminescent Oyster (Panellus stipticus) aka Bitter Oyster

Panellus stipticus, commonly known as the bitter oyster or luminescent panellus, is a fascinating species of mushroom that captivates observers with its unique characteristics. Belonging to the family Mycenaceae, this small to medium-sized mushroom is often found growing on decaying hardwood logs, stumps, or fallen branches in temperate forests across North America, Europe, and Asia.

The cap of Panellus stipticus is convex, with a distinct striated margin that gives it a scalloped appearance. The cap color can vary, ranging from creamy white to light beige or pale yellow. One of the most distinctive features of this mushroom is its ability to bioluminesce, producing a soft, eerie greenish glow in low light conditions. This luminescence is attributed to a chemical reaction involving the enzyme luciferase and its substrate luciferin.

Beneath the cap, the gills of Panellus stipticus are closely spaced and adnate, meaning they are attached to the stem. The gill color is typically white or cream, contrasting with the darker hue of the spores. The spore print is important in the identification of this mushroom, appearing rusty brown.

The stem of the bitter oyster is cylindrical, often curved, and can range from smooth to slightly hairy. Its color is typically white, occasionally developing a yellowish tint towards the base. The mushroom's texture is tough and leathery, contributing to its resilience in various environmental conditions.

Ecologically, Panellus stipticus plays a crucial role in the decomposition process, breaking down lignin and cellulose in decaying wood. While it is not considered edible due to its bitter taste, the mushroom's luminescent properties make it a subject of interest for scientific study and a unique natural spectacle in the forest.

Observers are often enchanted by the otherworldly glow emitted by clusters of Panellus stipticus in the darkness of the forest, adding a touch of magic to the already enchanting world of mushrooms. This captivating species serves as a reminder of the intricate beauty and ecological significance found in the smallest corners of the natural world.

Cultivation Level :  -  Easy
Substrates :  -  Wood/Sawdust/Logs
Temps : Colonizing/Fruiting  -  65-80/60-75

Our Medicinal Mushroom Liquid Culture Syringes contain a carefully curated blend of nutrients and mycelium, providing an optimal environment for the growth and development of your favorite medicinal mushroom strains. The liquid culture format ensures ease of use, making the inoculation process straightforward for both beginners and seasoned cultivators.

Key Features:

1. High-Quality Ingredients: We use only the finest ingredients to create a nutrient-rich medium that promotes robust mycelial growth, resulting in healthy and vigorous mushroom colonies.

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4. Long Shelf Life: Our syringes are designed to have a prolonged shelf life when stored properly, allowing you the flexibility to plan and execute your cultivation projects at your own pace.

Embark on a journey of mycology with our Medicinal Mushroom Liquid Culture Syringes – the perfect solution for cultivating premium, home-grown mushrooms. Elevate your mushroom cultivation experience and savor the satisfaction of harvesting your own medicinal mushrooms at home.

Our liquid cultures are guaranteed for 30 days and should be stored in the refrigerator until you can study them.

Lil' Shop's liquid culture suspensions are 10 cc Air-tight syringes with a sharp-tipped applicator needle included. They are professionally packaged, individually sealed. All liquid culture products are prepared in the most sterile way possible and are 100% guaranteed to be free from contaminates.

Liquid Culture Syringe features high quality, live, liquid culture suspensions (not spores), in 10 ml. luer-lok syringes. Syringes are shipped capped with a separate sterile 18g syringe needle included, and can be stored for several months in a refrigerator.

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