Stropharia rugosoannulata var. lutea is the yellow form of Stropharia rugosoannulata. It is best suited for outdoor cultivation even though Indoor cultivation is possible, but requires an unsterile casing layer added during fruiting.
This culture can be expanded onto many agar plates and/or liquid culture and then spawn can be created from that.
For optimal results place corrugated cardboard down that has been saturated in water. Then mix 50:50 hardwood sawdust and woodchips, slowly adding water and mixing constantly in a pile. Enough water has been added when you can pick up a handful and some sawdust will ball together, but water does not squeeze out more than a drop (Moisture content = 60-65%).
Spread a 4” depth of this mixture onto the wet cardboard. Then rake in either grain or sawdust spawn to the spread at a rate of 1 lb for every 2-3 sq.ft. You will have faster better results with more spawn per sq.ft.
That’s it, sit back and watch. It should take 4-6 months of growing to sustain a crop. I like to plant veggies into those cardboard spaces after spawning like peppers, broccoli, kale, strawberries or blueberries, etc.
A casing is not necessary for outdoor cultivation, Casing is used to introduce beneficial bacteria to stimulate fruiting, and also to maintain moisture. Outside we can use garden plants to help maintain moisture and the soil will be loaded with bacteria free of charge!
Storage: Can be left at room temperature for up to 6 months, and refrigerated for longer than 1 year.
May 19, 2023