Strain: Calocybe indica AM-G12
Common Names: Milky Mushroom, Summer Mushroom
Calocybe indica is commonly known as the milky mushroom. It is a member of a small genus incorporating 40 species, most abundant in the tropics. This is an easy to cultivate strain, and it is primarily commercially cultivated in India. It is a heat loving mushroom requiring a temperature of 30 – 35 degrees C and relative humidity of 80 to 90 % for good growth making it an ideal candidate for hot weather farms. For tropical countries, cultivation is simple and possible. With a small budget people can turn the cultivation of Milky mushroom into a profitable venture. Like the oyster mushroom (Pleurotus spp.), it’s an adaptable species capable of being grown on wide range of lignocellulosic substrates. This species favors a casing layer to stimulate fruiting. The average biological efficiency can be 60-90%, and a BE of well over 100% can be acheived with good cultivation practice. It has excellent shelf life as compared to oyster or button mushrooms. Its spore content is very low hence does not cause respiratory allergy problem as the presently grown oyster species. The milky mushroom is an excellent source of high quality protein and vitamins (especially Vitamin B).
Application: choice edible, medicinal usage and compounds
Characteristics: Large milk white fruitbodies often growing from a common base. Popular especially in India
Temperature Range: High: 86-95 °F (30-35 °C) fruiting temperature.
Recommended Substrate: grain straw; case with peat moss or litter.
Cellulose Decomposers: Straw & other agricultural waste products.
Agricultural waste products such as sugar cane bagasse, seed hulls, soybean roughage, banana plants, corncobs, peanut shells, grass, tea leaves, grape pumice, coffee husks, saguaro cactus, cotton waste, bamboo shoots, or cellulosic waste stream products such as paper, cardboard, textile waste, etc.
Method: Ideally this species is grown on straw and some agricultural wastes, which are low in lignin content. Pasteurize this substrate with ashes, hydrated lime, hot water, or any other method, after it has been chopped into 1-4 inch pieces. Soak the substrate for 2-12 hours depending on the pasteurization method used. Remove from water and cool and drain the substrate to no more than 80°F and whatever the saturation moisture content is for that material. Substrate is now ready for inoculation via grain spawn at a rate of 2%-10%, depending on the availability of spawn and the grower’s experience.
* It’s recommended to use a mesh basket or laundry bag to place the substrate in for easy removal after soaking or use a shower type single stage hydration/pasteurizing setup as show here: http://www.alohaculturebank.com/straw-lime-pasturization.pdf
History: Isolated By Aloha Medicinals field team
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