Antrodia camphorata AM-M1

Agrocybe aegerita AM-G11

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Strain: Antrodia camphorata AM-M1


Common Names: Stout camphor fungus , Zhan Ku, Niú Zhāng Zhī (牛樟芝), Kusunoki Shiba (樟芝) , Niu-Chang-Ku, Cinnamomum kanehir, Grib kamphorniy (камфорный гриб, антродия камфорная)


Antrodia cinnamomea (a.k.a. camphorata) or Niu-Chang is a rare medicinal mushroom native only to the island of Taiwan. Niu-Chang grows slowly inside hollowed out camphor trees. The endangered camphor tree (Cinnamoum kanehirai) is found between 450-2000 meters in the low-elevation mountains, and is threatened from people using this tree species to grow this traditional mushroom. Aboriginal people would collect this fungus and brew a tea to ameliorate fatigue, increase strength & vitality, and promote longevity. This fungus is still important to Taiwanese culture, and becoming exceedingly rare. Due to the endemic nature of this rare species, its threatened wild existence, and high demand, it’s no wonder why this is one of the most expensive food items on the market, fetching prices of up to USD $5000 per kilogram. However, modern technology allows us to cultivate this species in a sustainable manner, while providing the same age old benefits of the wild fungus. Thus being able to increase the availability and drive down the price of this amazing species!






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Composted Substrates: Cellulose Decomposers: Sawdust

Most popular species under cultivation are naturally wood inhabiting fungi. So, growing on sawdust is a logical choice. Sawdust is mixed with wheat bran (or another nitrogen source) at 5-15% and Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) (a buffering agent) at 2-3%, and filled into autoclavable bags. The bags are sterilized for a minimum of 1 hour at 121°C (15 psi when at sea level). Note sterilization exposure times vary depending on pressure and elevation. Finally, the substrate is cooled to at least 25°C (approx. 80°F) then, inoculated with grain or liquid spawn and incubated at appropriate temp for the species until colonization is complete.

Recommended species on hardwood sawdust: Agrocybe aergerita, Antrodia camphorata, Armillaria mellea, Auricularia auricular-judae, Fistulina hepatica, Flammulina velutipes, Fomes fomentarius, Ganoderma applanatum, G. australe, G. lucidum, G. curtisii, Grifola frondosa, Hericium americanum, H. clathroides, H. coralloides, H. erinaceus, Hypholoma capnoides, H. sublateritium, Hypsizygous marmoreus, H. tessulatus, H. ulmarius, Inonotus obliquus, Laetiporus sulphureus, Lentinula edodes, Macrolepiota procera, Omphalotus sp., Panellus stipticus, Phellinus linteus, Pholiota nameko, Piptoporus betulinus, Pleurotus sp., Polyporus squamosus, Polyporus umbellatus, Schizophylum commune, Sparassis crispa, Stropharia rugoso-annulata, Trametes sp., Tremella mesenterica, and Xylaria hypoxylon

Recommended species on softwood sawdust: Armillaria mellea, Auricularia auricula-judae, Fomitopsis officianalis, F. pinicola,Ganoderma resinoceum, G. tsugae, Hericium abietis, Hypsizygous ulmarius, Laetiporus conifericola, Pleurotus pulmonarius, and Stropharia rugoso-annulata


Recommended Media Type: PDY MYA MEP MYAP MEAC CBA


History: Isolated By Aloha Medicinals field team


DNA Sequence: DNA Sequencing for ITS region available at an extra charge of $200. Allow two weeks for the DNA sequencing service.

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