Pleurotus pulmonarius AM-G8

Agrocybe aegerita AM-G11

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Strain: Pleurotus pulmonarius AM-G8


=Pleurotus ostreatus var. pulmonarius (Fr.) Iordanov, Vanev & Fakirova


Common Names: Phoenix Mushroom, Italian Oyster Mushroom, Usuhiratake, Black Poeny Mushroom (黑牡丹菇), Löffelförmiger Seitling, Вёшенка лёгочная


Application: choice edible, medicinal usage and compounds, research.


Characteristics: This mushroom is very similar in morphology to Pleurotus ostreatus and many times is confused with the latter; however, P. pulmonarius resembles the lung-shape and color (dark-brown) but sometimes these characters overlap and therefore it's hard to distinquish between them. Pleurotus pulmonarius grows also on conifers and prefers warmer climates compared to P. ostreatus.


Temperature Range: Mid: 75-85 F (24-29 °C) spawn run; 50-70 °F (10-24 °C) fruiting temperature.


Recommended Substrate: straw (wheat, rice or cotton), sawdust (alder, maple, oak, poplar, elm, aspen or cottonwood). Also cultivated on some conifers.

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.


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:


Recommended Media Type: PDY MYA WMYA WMEP MEAC ME


History: Stoller Research.


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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