Corrugated Milk Cap (Lactifluus corrugis) Liquid Culture
The Corrugated Milk Cap, scientifically known as Lactifluus corrugis, is a remarkable mushroom species with a rich history and distinctive characteristics. This product offers a 10cc liquid culture syringe filled with living mushroom mycelium, suspended in a nutrient-rich liquid culture broth. Cultivators can store this culture at room temperatures for up to six months, ensuring flexibility in their cultivation schedules.
Understanding the taxonomy of the mushroom you're cultivating is crucial. Here's a detailed breakdown for Lactifluus corrugis:
- Kingdom: Fungi
- Division: Basidiomycota
- Class: Agaricomycetes
- Order: Russulales
- Family: Russulaceae
- Genus: Lactifluus
- Species: L. corrugis
Natural Habitat & Growth Patterns
The Corrugated Milk Cap is native to the Saint Lawrence River basin, specifically in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. This species thrives in the steppic meadows of the region. It's known for its densely "blistered" or "merulioid" ridges on its cap, a feature that sets it apart from many other mushroom species. Additionally, the latex of this mushroom, as well as its close relative Lactifluus volemus, stains brown, indicating its edibility.
While Lactifluus corrugis is a choice edible mushroom, cultivating it requires specific conditions to mimic its natural habitat. It prefers a substrate similar to the steppic meadows it naturally grows in. The optimal temperature range for mycelial growth and fruiting will be similar to its native habitat conditions. Regular fresh air exchange is crucial, and cultivators should be vigilant for any signs of contamination. As with many mushrooms, specific triggers, such as changes in temperature or light exposure, can induce fruiting.
Edibility & Uses
Lactifluus corrugis is considered a choice edible mushroom, making it a delightful addition to various culinary dishes. However, as with all mushrooms, proper identification is crucial. Always consult with experts before consumption.
Disclaimer: This product is intended for cultivation purposes only. Consuming unidentified mushrooms can be hazardous. This product is not meant for treating or curing any disease.
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