Jack-O'-lantern mushroom - Omphalotus olearius - grain spawnLuminescent mushroom for decoration. The jack-o'-lantern mushroom's fruiting body (its stem and cap) has an orange color. Its bioluminescence, a blue-green color, is only observable in low light conditions when the eye becomes dark-adapted. Not the entire mushroom glows, only the gills do so, this is 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 when glowing. The thin cap is yellow to a deep orange and has a length of 6 to 10 cm. The young cap is curved and gets more and more bell-mouthed. The rim is often rolled up (to the gills) and the derma seems smooth. It's often accrued centrally. The stem can be 5 to 15 cm long, is orange to gingerbrown and is reduced to the basis.
NOT FOR HUMAN OR ANIMAL CONSUMPTION!
It could be mistaken as an edible chanterelle mushroom, but like most glowing mushrooms, the Omphalotus olearius is deadly poisonous! 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.
Jack-O'-lantern mushroom - Omphalotus olearius - Grain Spawn smallMastergrain (rye based)
1 autoclavebag approx. 1.6 kg - 2.5 liter
Price: from 14.90 €
Jack-O'-lantern mushroom - Omphalotus olearius - Grain Spawn largeMastergrain (rye based)
1 autoclavebag approx. 3.3 kg - 6 liter
Price: from 19.90 €
hardwood (most suitable: oleaster, olive tree, oak, chestnut, beech)
Suitable method of cultivation:
wood logs, mushroom bed / patch
Genus: Omphalotus olearius
Spores: White to light yellow, ellipsoidal to globose, 5 - 7 x 4,5 - 6,5 µm
Cultivation of this mushroom is still under research!
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