Ghost fungus - Omphalotus nidiformis - grain spawn
NOT FOR HUMAN OR ANIMAL CONSUMPTION!
Luminescent mushroom for decoration. Omphalotus nidiformis, or ghost fungus, is a gilled basidiomycetes mushroom most notable for its bioluminescent (ability for producing light) properties. Its bioluminescence, a blue-green color, is only observable in low light conditions when the eyes get dark-adapted. Not the entire fruit body glows, only the gills do, a phenomenon also called "foxfire". This is due to an enzyme called luciferase, acting upon a compound called luciferin, leading to the emission of light much as fireflies do.
The fan- or funnel-shaped fruit bodies are up to 30 cm across, with cream-coloured caps overlain with shades of orange, brown, purple, or bluish-black. The white or cream gills run down the length of the stipe, which is up to 8 cm long and tapers in thickness to the base. The fungus is both saprotrophic and parasitic, and its fruit bodies are generally found growing in overlapping clusters on a wide variety of dead or dying trees. It could be mistaken as an edible pleurotus, but like most glowing mushrooms, the Omphalotus nidiformis is deadly poisonous!
You receive ready colonised rye grain spawn for inoculation of convenient fruiting substrate. Larger quantities for commercial mushroom growing on request. Recommended only for experienced cultivators!
Production time: Spawn is made fresh after ordering, production time 2 to 3 weeks.
This product is fresh produce and should be processed immediatly after delivery.
If the product cannot be processed immediatley, it can be stored in the fridge at 4° Celsius for a maximum of two weeks.
Ghost fungus - Omphalotus nidiformis - Grain Spawn small
Mastergrain (rye based)
1 autoclavebag approx. 1.6 kg – 2.5 liter
Price: from 14.90 € Suitable Substrate:
hardwood (most suitable: oak, beech) Suitable method of cultivation:
wood logs, mushroom bed / patch
Genus: Omphalotus nidiformis
Spores: white, round to ellipsoid, 7.5 - 9.5 x 5 - 7 µ Growing conditions:
Cultivation of this mushroom is still under research!