Pink oyster mushroom.
Grow your own edible and medicinal pink oyster mushrooms with a 10cc liquid culture syringe. Pink Oysters are vibrantly pink, more so when young, as they start to whiten with age. The shape of the mushroom is the typical shelf-like shape of the Pleurotus species. The edges of the cap tend to curl with age. The mushroom often grows in clusters or large bouquets. The underside of the mushroom has the deepest pink color, as the spores are white. The mushroom can be quite thick and meaty or delicate and thin, depending on growing conditions.
Potential health benefits: anti-inflammatory, lower cholesterol, antioxidant, energy booster, vitamin increase, vascular health and immune booster! Poly tubing works excellent for straw logs. Grow bags with the top cut off also work excellent. Even garbage bags with slits or large buckets with holes drilled in will serve as suitable containers.
Description: The pink oyster mushroom grows in clusters and likes warm temperatures, fruiting between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Its fruiting body grows in a fan-like shape with a pink color. It does not like the cold and therefore should not be refrigerated. Pink Oyster is unique in that the mycelium is vibrantly pink. Can give the entire agar dish a pink hue. Growth can be thin. Plates of Pink Oyster mycelium are sensitive to the cold and will likely die in the fridge. Pink oysters are aggressive fruiters and will sometimes fruit on agar, sneaking out the side of the plate to produce a small fruit.