Boletus info requested
rwinder at PFC.Forestry.CA
Wed Feb 22 14:08:54 EST 1995
In article <3ie3cl$291 at terrazzo.lm.com>, mspear at telerama.lm.com (mspear)
>Harlock999 (harlock999 at aol.com) wrote:
>> I am trying to find any information regarding Boletus edulis. This
>> includes possible innoculum sources, tips on culture, etc. etc. etc.
>> Any information regarding this would be greatly appreciated.
>> Harlock999 at aol.com
>B. edulus is an ectomycorrhizal fungus. To grow it you first need to
>prepare a rather exotic medium then inoculate tree seedlings. Next
>you wait 3-6 years while your trees grow and if you are lucky and
>skillful you can get mushrooms.
>The only successful cultivated bolete patch I've ever seen is at INRA,
>in Bordeaux, France. Check the literature.
It is possible to produce basidiocarps of B. edulis in axenic culture.
Use a deep dish or big jar or flask with modified Hagem/Modess medium:
5 g Glucose
5 g Malt extract (Difco)
0.5 g KH2PO4
0.5 g MgSO4.7H2O
0.5 g NH4Cl
0.5 ml Ferric citrate (1%)
15 g Bacto-agar (Difco)
1 l H2O, distilled
McLaughlin, David J. 1970. Environmental control of frutibody development in
Boletus rubinellus in axenic culture. Mycologia 62:307-331.
You can also find some related citations in the latest MycoInfo. -RSW
RICHARD WINDER Title: Research Scientist
Canadian Forest Service Phone: (604) 363-0773
Victoria, B.C. Internet: RWINDER at A1.PFC.Forestry.CA
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