Storing Pink Oyster Liquid Culture

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  1. Norman Cook

    Norman Cook New Member

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    I grow my liquid culture in a pint jar. Once the mycelium grows to about the size of a golf ball I store the pint jars in a refrigerator which slows the growth and is my hope will keep the mycelium active for 6 to 12 months. However, my pink oyster mycelium which is a warm weather mushroom and I have been told stored it in a refrigerator will kill the mycelium. So my pink oyster liquid culture is stored in an air-conditioned room. The pink oyster mycelium has grown to be a mass that occupies more than 50% of the pint jar.


    Will the mycelium stop growing once this consumes the Karo syrup that’s in the water?


    Is there a better way to store pink oyster liquid culture?
     
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    Nihidao Well-Known Member

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    I stored my pinks in the fridge with no probs .but it has been years so memory is fuzzy. I would think they would slow down as they run low on nutrition.but never read u can’t store ref pinks so do some research but I’d say it’s ok.
     
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    Store your warm weather cultures on agar wedges in distilled water. They will last for years I am told with no refrigeration. Make the agar weak for it’s just like slants and nice and firm. You can store all of your cultures this way. If you want. Use the little centrifuge vials.
     
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    Damn wish I knew that trick lost some good cultures. Will def try this one trout thanks
     
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    Trout Closet Mycologist, Literaly! Mushroom Doctor

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    Do a search on here for it. I think Lipa was a proponent.
     
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    heard slants are great for long-term they can last years people say! Does container for slant need to be sealed or have FAE?
     
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    They need some FAE. Wrap in parfilm it is breathable.
     
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    I realy like the centrifuge tubes trout storage mailing wedges they rock.Def going to try this.I have revived spores after 3 years but am always worried about the viability. And keeping a loved clone safe long term is awesome
     
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    Those things are nice!