Shiitake Culture Plate
Shiitake culture plates with Spore Printers’ choice genetics. Agar mushroom culture plates are the perfect way to make your own liquid cultures. If you intend on cultivating at scale, culture plates may be the best option. Basic lab skills are required for working with culture plates to avoid contamination..
What are the benefits of using agar plates for mushrooms?
- Agar plates make it easier to detect contamination prior to use
- Culture plates can grow tissue, making it easy to isolate genetic traits
- Store specimens for as long as 6 months in the refrigerator
Shiitake mushrooms grow naturally on wood, typically deciduous trees. The species was first described in a writing from 1209 in China. It is naturally occurring throughout Eastern Asia, however it is cultivated worldwide. You’ll find Shiitake mushrooms in many Asian dishes such as miso soup or Cantonese style mixed vegetables.