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, bukov ostrigar
, pozni školjkar
, p. ostreatus
, pleurotus ostreatus
, champiñón ostra
, setas de cardo
, pleurote en huître
, funghi geloni
, oyster caps
, angel's wing
, tree mushrooms
, summer oyster mushrooms
, pleurotte and shimeji
Oyster mushrooms are the third largest cultivated mushroom. It is soft, fragile and has the shortest shelf life of any cultivated mushroom.
The cultivation of this variety of mushroom is very simple and economical in rural areas where raw materials and facilities required are easily available.
The Oyster mushroom fruits rapidly and grows on many combinations of media cereal straw, sawdust, logs, paper, waste cotton andor cornmeal,
often enclosed by polypropylene bags that are then sterilized, cooled and inoculated with Pleurotus.
The inoculated substrate is then placed in the dark, and after the mycelium has grown throughout the substrate, openings are cut through the bag where fruiting bodies will develop.
This process is more ecologically sound because it utilizes waste material as the substrate for cultivation of the mushroom.
It also shortens the period of fruitbody formation to approximately two months. production is light dependent.