- Chicken of the Woods Plate Culture
Chicken of the Woods Plate Culture
|Culture format||Agar plate|
|Shelf life||6 months (refrigerated)|
Plate cultures are ideal for growers looking to make master bags, inoculate grain, make liquid culture, or make more plates.
Our chicken of the woods plates are made to order in our in-house lab using medical-grade petri dishes. If properly stored upon arrival, they have a shelf life of approximately 6 months. Chicken of the woods plates should be stored in the refrigerator to maintain viability. Note that mycelium cultures require basic lab skills. Handle using sterile technique to prevent contamination.
For complete descriptions of available chicken of the woods strains, click on the names below.
Laetiporus cincinatus. Cultured from a wild specimen growing on oak at Winslow Farm in Falmouth, ME. We use this strain for making outdoor spawn. Note that cultivating Chicken of the Woods is an experimental effort, and we recommend sterilizing sections of oak and incubating them in filter patch bags for several months before burying them under 2 inches of soil.
Laetiporus cincinatus. Cultured from a wild specimen at Winslow Farm in Falmouth ME. Distinct from sulphureus, cincinatus has a paler, creamier color.
Laetiporus sulphureus. Cultured from a wild specimen growing at Overlook Farm in Windham, ME.