Pink Oyster (Pleurotus djamor) Live Culture Syringe: SW

Cultivation Difficulty: Easy
Type: Edible Substrate: Pasteurized straw, Hardwood chips and sawdust, various grains, newspaper and cardboard. Colonization/Fruiting Temperatures 75-85F/65-75F Our culture filled syringes are guaranteed clean and viable. They are created with pure isolated culture of mushroom mycelium suspended in a nutrient solution inside a hypodermic syringe. Culture syringes are useful for inoculating sterile substrates, liquid cultures and agar.

Our current batch of offered culture syringes utilizes B-D 10cc syringes with luer-lock and 16ga 1-1/2 inch needles. The Pink Oyster is an extremely fast growing mushroom that fruits easily on a wide range of ligneous substrates. The mushrooms grow in clusters of thin fleshed pink caps. The flavor improves dramatically with thorough cooking. Mushrooms tend to be sour when raw or undercooked.

The Pink Oyster is more productive than the Golden Oyster with yields similar to the more common market oyster strains. These mushrooms also need plenty of fresh air to develop normally. High carbon dioxide levels from mushroom metabolism will accumulate in sealed growing environments and may reduce cap size severely. Growth starts off as a fast growing white mycelium that ages to a pink color. Primordia and young mushrooms are bright pink but become less intensely colored as the mushroom matures. The color disappears entirely after cooking. The pictures above show Pink Oysters cultivated on peroxide treated straw pellets.