Volvariella volvacea AM-G334

Agrocybe aegerita AM-G11

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Strain: Volvariella volvacea AM-G334


=Agaricus volvaceus Bull.


Common Names: Paddy-straw Mushroom, Straw Mushroom, Cǎogū (草菇), Volvaire volvacée, Fungo di paglia


Application: choice edible, medicinal usage and compounds.


Characteristics: Large brown caps with long whitish stems and a distinct volva are characteristic for this mushroom. It is commonly cultivated in warm climates.


Temperature Range: High (warm strain).


Recommended Substrate: straw (preferably rice), hardwood sawdust, cotton seed huls supplemented with bran.

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: http://www.alohaculturebank.com/straw-lime-pasturization.pdf.


Recommended Media Type: PDY MYA WMEP PDA MEP


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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