FAQ

Liquid culture is a nutrient-rich solution containing growing mycelium, essential for mycological research and studies. It provides a controlled environment for mycelium development.

Freezing can adversely affect the mycelium in liquid culture, potentially impairing its growth. Store it at a cool but non-freezing temperature. If freezing occurs, especially during shipping, contact us for guidance.

Spores are like seeds that need time to germinate and grow into mycelium. Liquid culture, however, already has mycelium and is immediately ready for microscopic study.

Liquid culture is produced by introducing mycelium into a sterile, nutrient-rich solution. This process involves stringent sterilization to maintain purity and support healthy mycelium growth.

When stored properly, a liquid culture can remain viable for several months or even longer.

We use distilled water in our liquid culture for its purity and its ability to provide a conducive environment for mycelium growth.

Mycelium growth usually takes several days to weeks. The process should not be rushed for the best results.

Yes, mycelium generally prefers slightly acidic to neutral pH levels (around 5-7).

An unusual smell in liquid culture may suggest contamination. A healthy liquid culture typically has a mild, earthy aroma. If you detect a significant deviation in smell, it's advisable to inspect for possible contamination.

Store your liquid culture in a fridge to maintain its viability.

If you notice unusual color changes, strange odors, or a slimy appearance, your liquid culture may be contaminated.

A significant color change in your liquid culture could indicate contamination.

To ensure sterility, our liquid cultures are prepared in a controlled, sterile environment using lab-grade equipment and thorough sterilization methods such as autoclaving and filtration

Yes, over time and repeated use, the nutrients in the culture can deplete, leading to weaker mycelium.