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Turkey Tail Liquid Culture Syringe

Turkey Tail Liquid Culture Syringe
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With the Turkey Tail Liquid Culture Sprayer , you can easily and quickly grow Turkey Tail at home. They already contain ready mycelium, which ensures smoother and more stable growth than with spore solutions. The contents of the Turkey Tail Liquid culture syringe are intended only for colonising substrates and not for direct consumption. The advantage of liquid culture is that it spreads much more evenly throughout a pot of grain, and you will see faster colonisation of the grain.

Turkey Tail, scientifically known as Trametes versicolor or Coriolus versicolor, is a colourful mushroom that resembles the feather tail of a turkey, which explains its English name. In the Netherlands, it is known as the Elfenbankje, probably because of its layered and multicoloured appearance. This striking appearance is more than just pretty. Traditionally, the Turkey Tail has been valued for centuries in Asia, especially in China and Japan, where it was used in traditional medicine. The ancient beliefs in its power are now supported by modern scientific research in Asia, which continues to make the mushroom popular there. The phenols present, such as flavonoids, are just some of the beneficial compounds in Turkey Tail. However, it is best known for the presence of polysaccharide-k (PSK) and polysaccharide peptides (PSP), substances that have received special attention in research for their potential health benefits.


These items are further packaged in a zip-lock bag to further protect against contamination.

  • 1x 10ml liquid culture in a syringe
  • 1x alcohol swab
  • 1x sterile needle


  • Add 1-2ml per 1L jar of sterilised grain.
  • Shake the liquid culture well before use; the Turkey Tail mycelium may clump.

After use

  • Store again in the refrigerator.
  • Dry the needle thoroughly a new alcohol wipe before replacing the protective cap to prevent rust.
  • Optional: use a lighter to heat the needle and evaporate any remaining water. Then let it cool before replacing the cap.
  • Put the liquid culture in a ziplock bag for extra protection and place it back in the fridge.

These instructions will ensure that the liquid culture remains effective and usable for as long as possible.

What substrate do we culture on?

Hardwood (beech, oak, yellow-brown oak, alder, poplar, elm, ironwood, apple, cherry and other fruit trees)

Growing conditions

  • Phase 1: Mycelial growth
  • Temperature: 24 - 29°C
  • Humidity: 90 - 100%
  • Duration: 14 - 21 days
  • Light: n/a

Phase 2: Primordia formation / fruiting

  • Temperature: 10 - 24 (up to 27)°C
  • Humidity: 95 - 100%
  • Duration: 7 - 14 days
  • Light: 500 - 2,000 lux

Phase 3: Fruit formation and harvesting

  • Temperature: 18 - 24°C
  • Humidity: 85 - 90 (95)%.
  • Duration: 45 - 70 days
  • Light: 500 - 2,000 lux
  • Crop cycle: two to three flights / flushes over three months

Storage advice

  • Use the liquid culture within 2 months.
  • Store it in the refrigerator or another cool, dark location.
  • Avoid exposure to UV light.
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